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Do T-shirt Sayings Have A Copyright Or Trade Mark?

Posted by Anonymous on 250 Points
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?

  • Posted on Accepted
    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

    examples:
    so many boys, so little time
    chick magnet
    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

  • Posted on Accepted
    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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