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John Fortune
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Would it be possible to send in a picture of the Golden Duck Diner logo to a T-shirt company and have them make a shirt with that logo on it? Would that be legal?

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Why don't you write Joris or Jeroen and ask for permission?
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I'm pretty sure they'll say it's fine as long as you don't sell it.

But definitely ask first!

(We think of game designers as celebrities but they're regular folks with day jobs who, in my experience, are happy to respond to fan geekmail.)
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Thanks, that is a good suggestion. I wasn't even sure if it was possible, or where to get it done. But I would assume it is.

Thanks!
 
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A fantastic idea - I would love a Gluttony Inc. Burgers shirt.
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It would be a dumb idea to prohibit fans from selling stuff like this.

- it doesn't replace the product and, in fact, it advertises the product
- it creates goodwill and makes their customers happy
- it also advertises the product

Edit: Forgot the third point.
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Jesse Custer wrote:
It would be a dumb idea to prohibit fans from selling stuff like this.

- it doesn't replace the product and, in fact, it advertises the product
- it creates goodwill and makes their customers happy
- it also advertises the product

Edit: Forgot the third point.


Right! And putting Mickey Mouse in your board game advertises Mickey Mouse so Disney would be super grateful and stoked! *



* sarcasm; not recommended
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There is the small matter that allowing others to use your IP for profit tends to weaken your claim on that IP.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trademark_dilution

Pete (wouldn't approve the T-shirt, but IP lawyers aren't known for being fun)
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It's trademarks that can get diluted, not IP. And Disney would be pissed because they make money selling their characters on mugs to t-shirts to eraser heads - Splotter isn't in the t-shirt business.
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Jesse Custer wrote:
It would be a dumb idea to prohibit fans from selling stuff like this.

- it doesn't replace the product and, in fact, it advertises the product
- it creates goodwill and makes their customers happy
- it also advertises the product

Edit: Forgot the third point.


If you use someone else's stuff, you should always ask first, regardless of what it is or how you rationalize it.
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Jesse Custer wrote:
It's trademarks that can get diluted, not IP. And Disney would be pissed because they make money selling their characters on mugs to t-shirts to eraser heads - Splotter isn't in the t-shirt business.


I think Pete was referring to the fact that HE is an IP lawyer. I leave it to you to determine how fun you think he is....
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A range of Food Chain Magnate clothing would be a very nice idea. The employee artwork would look especially good on a t-shirt.
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bigloo33 wrote:

If you use someone else's stuff, you should always ask first, regardless of what it is or how you rationalize it.


Not a rationalizations - just factual statements.
 
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