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Using Logos of various Brands in my website?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by yoyo33, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. yoyo33

    yoyo33 Regular Member

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    Hi there. Usually I'm very careful with images used on my niche websites. But, on one websites (graphic design niche) I have various logos (jpg).

    I never thought this will be a problem since today when I received an email regarding [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]Intellectual Property Infringement for one logo. Yes, one company seems upset about my website. Not really upset, they explained that I can't use the logo.

    The page is not offensive, just presenting some examples of logos.

    So, is legal to use logos (various brands) on my website or should I just delete the website (without logos I don't see the point in keeping it)?

    Thanks BHW!
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  2. yoyo33

    yoyo33 Regular Member

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    Well... I've read a lot from internet. It appears you need written content from companies to use their logos on your website...

    I don't like this. I'm wondering if I take a picture of a logo from street (public domain), then I can use it on my blog?
     
  3. rockong

    rockong Power Member

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    yeah you definitely need permission if you're going to use a company's logo on your website. is it a necessity that you use their logo on your site? because those big boy companies can shut you down fast if it's any type of infringement so why risk your own business if it may not be necessary to use their logo?

    but i don't know your situation so it may warrant a different response :D
     
  4. yoyo33

    yoyo33 Regular Member

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    Hmmm... rockong: I was presenting various logos like "red logos", "cool logos" - you get the idea, various keywords, nothing offensive.
    I never thought this will be a big deal. Eh, I deleted the website :confused:
     
  5. BlackxHat

    BlackxHat Power Member

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    Technically, you have to ask for permission. If youre using it in an innocent way, usually they dont care tho. Which company was it btw?
     
  6. silentthunder

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    Don't throw out the baby with the bath water Dude. :D
    Maybe there's a way to work around not using logos eh?
     
  7. uʍouʞu∩ǝɥ┴

    uʍouʞu∩ǝɥ┴ Registered Member

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    I'd just get rid of it just in case they shut you down. It's not worth all the hassle over one logo :).