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Do T-shirt Sayings Have A Copyright Or Trade Mark?
Posted by Anonymous on
4/11/2007 at 11:04 PM ET
I plan on starting a T-shirt co. Do I need to check out all popular sayings before I print and sell the T-shirt?
A friend said I do. An example she gave is that I probably could not put "You know your a Redneck when" on a t-shirt because it probably has a copyright on it.
If I do where would I go to find such a wide variety of sayings?
4/11/2007 at 11:12 PM
you don't need a copyright for any old saying...but if it's a known or published quote then you have to mention the name of whoever said it...but if it's just a conversational joke or colloquial saying then it won't be a problem...
I started a t-shirt business for an entrepreneurial course back in college and just posted a bunch of sayings and phrases on them as long as it wasn't someone else's
so many boys, so little time
punk rock is 99% attitude, 1%talent
regarding the redneck sample, that's a kind of statement that is opinion-based so i guess you can definitely use it with no problem except maybe insulting said rednecks
4/12/2007 at 3:11 AM
you can put any saying except tag lines of companies for which necessary approvals need to be taken.sayings can be developed by you or visit the webside and type --quotations....
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