Is It Copyright Infringement To Recreate Vehicles?

Business By HiLine Cakes Updated 17 Jun 2013 , 10:16am by Evoir

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HiLine Cakes Posted 5 Jun 2013 , 5:25pm
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I have had a request for a Big Bud tractor cake. Should I have the customer contact the company for permission before I make this, or is that not necessary? 

 

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jason_kraft Posted 5 Jun 2013 , 5:55pm
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AIf you will be duplicating the design exactly or using the logo you should have the customer get permission.

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costumeczar Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 2:48am
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I just wouldn't use the logo. I've rarely seen any car or vehicle cakes that are so totally identifiable that they'd be considered infringement.

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kikiandkyle Posted 7 Jun 2013 , 1:30pm
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AIf they want the logo, have the customer contact the company to ask for permission - it doesn't appear to be a big company so there's a good chance your customer has a contact there already who will be happy to sign off on it. They can blame it on you if Big Bud thinks its a crazy request!

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HiLine Cakes Posted 17 Jun 2013 , 7:36am
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ACustomer asked and received permission. :)

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Evoir Posted 17 Jun 2013 , 10:16am
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AThis is a great lesson for everyone who has ever worried about asking for permission from the copyright/IP owner! It's worth a try!

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