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Copyright question

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by ittechs310, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. ittechs310

    ittechs310 Junior Member

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    File maker has software display boxes on their website that has a blue folder in the middle of it, thats basically there icon. My question is can I have a software box with the a similar design? A blue folder in the middle, not exactly like theirs but similar, I mean can you copyright a blue folder as a software icon for display purposes. See link below.

    http://www.filemaker.com/

    any advice is appreciated.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Delboy2424

    Delboy2424 Regular Member

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    If they have not trade marked their logo then you should be fine as I would think this is a grey area to prove on their part if you wanted to use a blue folder in office commerce!! ....different if you copied the McD's golden arches logo or Nike swoosh...
     
  3. BorisTipsIt

    BorisTipsIt Regular Member

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    You can go to the site for the patent and trademark office to do a basic search. Looks like they have trademarked things, but don't know if they did the folder.