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Recycling Symbol: Is it copyright protected?

Discussion in 'Graphic Design Forum:' started by Jimlad, May 6, 2011.

  1. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    Hey guys, I've been working on a picture... well I'll post it instead of describing it, but a mate of mine has asked me if I'm aloud to use the recycling symbol or if its copyright protected. I had no clue so I thought I'd ask you lot. Can it be used or shall I get rid?
     

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  2. BenJonesDesign

    BenJonesDesign Active Member

    Hi Jim ye it's fine to use. Apparently the symbol is in the public domain to be used by anyone generally as long as it relates to the use. It's not trademarked either so should be fine.
     
  3. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    Thanks Ben, I appreciate the answer. The book (or a much shorter version thereof) has been printed without the symbol in a similar image done by someone else so I thought it was worth investigating before I caused any bother!
     
  4. BenJonesDesign

    BenJonesDesign Active Member

    no worries Jim, the illustrations are looking good, what will you be doing with the finished book?
     
  5. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    Thanks, the guy writing it already has a couple of publishers interested so it's looking like it'll get published and will also go digitally onto amazon. Which is nice!
     
  6. BenJonesDesign

    BenJonesDesign Active Member

    excellent, nice one Jim!
     

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