[WikiEN-l] Fair use issues; we need serious help

Steve Summit scs at eskimo.com
Wed Jul 25 04:07:11 UTC 2007

Todd Allen wrote:
>> "Exception", however, is the operative word here-that couldn't be said
>> of the vast majority of logos. The idea of providing narrow exceptions
>> is so that in a case such as Nike, we can use the logo-not so that in
>> every article about any corporation we can use the logo!

I replied:
> I think you've got it exactly backwards.  *Every* trademark logo
> is at least intended to be iconic, and a great many of them are.

Bottom line: if you read our articles on [[Fair use (US trademark
law)]], [[Lanham Act]], and [[Nominative use]], I think you'll
find that we're on 100% solid ground in using any company's
trademarked logo in our encyclopedia article on that company.

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