Intellectual Property Law
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The book discusses collecting vintage cigars. The images would range from images of the cigars and their boxes, to the possible inclusion of images of the brand logos.
yes, that is true. In sections where a brand is discussed, I would like to use images to illustrate which brand is being discussed.
I will be selling the book. So my purpose is to make money. Most of the images are photos that I have taken. I have also been provided the logo art by the company that owns them for use in magazine articles. They did not give me explicit permission to use them in a book.
So for the photos, I do not have to worry about getting rights from a photographer, because I am he. My question is just about using their logos that they provided me and also using photos I took of their products that include their logos.
I see. Thanks. Your risk is low. Would be nice to have permission to use in the book but I do not believe you have to have such additional permission under the circumstances.
On legal issues I am a "belt and suspenders" type of person. My opinion is you will have no problems . . . but people can always cause problems even where they have no right.
So the risk is low but not zero.
Great. Thank you very much.
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