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Topic # 99783 27-Mar-2012 12:15 Send private message

Hi guys,

A client of mine is thinking of using Lego characters in their online learning material for internal use only.

They want to snap photos of characters interacting.

My question is, are there any potential copyright issues? My client won't be selling this training, as it is for internal training only.

Thanks in advance. 

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  Reply # 600669 27-Mar-2012 12:46 Send private message

IMHO I don't think so as long as they don't use the abuse the trademark.

Fyi: http://www.theregister.co.uk/Wrap/playmobil/




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  Reply # 600678 27-Mar-2012 12:59 Send private message

Thanks for your reply.

What do you mean by 'abuse the trademark'? As in taking the mickey out of it? Or using it as part of a company's logo?

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  Reply # 600691 27-Mar-2012 13:23 Send private message

My bad - I used an incorrect term entirely.

I intended to mean as long as your client does nothing to imply the use of the figures and/or the result is approved by Lego.

In general, just avoid using the Lego logo and trademark 'Lego' and you would be safe.

You can use those terms without infringement - but if you wanted a general rule that would be it.

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  Reply # 600692 27-Mar-2012 13:26 Send private message

There are plenty of Lego figure videos on YouTube that have not been pulled by Lego (Death Star Canteen - rofl.)

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