Using specific names – need permission? – Graphic Tee Coach

Using specific names – need permission?

Steve’s AnswersCategory: QuestionsUsing specific names – need permission?
Kim D asked 5 years ago

Do you need permission to use specific names of games, music, sports teams,  sporting equipment,  etc on tshirts?

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Steve C answered 5 years ago

I think it’s fairly common knowledge that you are not supposed to use trademarked and copyrighted things on your shirts (although I see lots of sellers online doing this).  But, there are also lots of sellers who doing things in a more creative way… use parodies, altered images, etc.  In any case, if you put a shirt on your site and you get a cease and desist email that seems to make a legitimate claim, then I suggest you take it down.  All that said, I’m not a lawyer so I can’t tell you what you can and can’t sell.  Do a few searches on Google Shopping or eBay, see what other people are selling and you’ll get a sense of what people are doing.