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I'm shooting a movie and a franchise owner of a Mobil

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I'm shooting a movie and a franchise owner of a Mobil station agreed to let me shoot there. I've contacted Mobil to use their logo in the film and they have been slow and continually say they working on it. Can I still shoot the scene and use their logo? It's not derogatory, but actually very positive in terms of what's happening there. Please advise.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Intellectual Property Law
Expert:  CalAttorney2 replied 6 months ago.

Dear Customer,

You can shoot the film, but the issue is whether or not you can publish it.

So, be prepared for the possibility that they will reject your request and you will either have to (a) reshoot the footage somewhere else, or at the same location but in a way to obscure the logo; or, (b) have your film edited in such a way that the logo is obscured (such as placing another logo you get permission for, or a fictitious logo, across theirs).

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