View Full Version : Under what conditions can you copyright a logo

01-24-2008, 06:33 PM
Say I'm doing some work for a client and they pay me for making a logo. Under what conditions can they then copyright this logo. If I take the image of the earth (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:The_Earth_seen_from_Apollo_17.jpg) and then incorporate it into a logo, can they still copy right their logo? I look forward to your replies :)

01-24-2008, 07:00 PM
I would suggest that this is a question for an Intellectual Property (IP), lawyer. However, if they want to copyright something, they should already have spoken to such a person before letting a designer see it unless they ask you to sign an NDA/Confidentiality Undertaking. (Based on my knowledge in UK).


01-24-2008, 09:55 PM
Looking at some site like for example this (http://www.openstockphotography.org/stock-photography-search/earth/2) I guess it wouldn't really matter about royalties if you pass a design off as copyright if you use their images in your logo.. no?

02-07-2008, 12:52 AM
Just a note: You wouldn't want to use a photograph in a logo. It wouldn't translate well across different medias.