I will switch to Q&A mode since you are off line
Hmm, I didn't get an answer from you. I'm online now.
Maybe we can chat?
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.
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).