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  1. Krank

    Krank Oakley Enthusiast

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    I'm researching, and may be creating a X Metal info graphic. I have already searched this site and many others and not really found much. If anyone has a X metal diagram or info graphic, and if they have any examples they can share, this could include process such as ideation, sketches, mockups, or prototypes done for any of the X Metal models.
    Thanks
    Jon
     
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  2. bad fishy

    bad fishy Oakley Expert

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    I can't help you, but hope you get some help. Sounds like a cool project!
     
  3. Manish

    Manish Oakley Collector

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    I needed some advise here. I am planning to get some patchwork made from the X metal symbol. The patch cud b stitched on to a cap, jacket, etc. Question is that is this in violation of copyright coz I am trying to create something that is not authentic
     
  4. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Depends on if you try to sell it.
     
  5. Manish

    Manish Oakley Collector

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    Gotcha...thanx.
     
  6. TheWannaBe

    TheWannaBe The O-Warrior Premium Member

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    I have considered this as well, but @kronin323 is correct, there is no fear of copyright infringement if your using the symbols for purely personal uses. As soon as you start selling you will get a letter from Oakley lawyers. (At least that's my guess) but I have wanted to have some custom banners done with oakley logos and pictures and I still intend to, but it would be for strictly personal use.
     
  7. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    If you're not selling it, it's just fan art.
     
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  8. bad fishy

    bad fishy Oakley Expert

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    I'm a little confused. Isn't somebody on the forum selling a metal warning/caution sign that was copied from an Oakley original? Is that copyright? I don't see where the line is drawn...
     
  9. Krank

    Krank Oakley Enthusiast

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    Good business practice is to stay away from reproducing work that does not belong to you with the intent to sell or market under.
     
  10. kronin323

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    Assuming Oakley did copyright it, then yes, they could go after him if they wanted, probably starting with a "cease and desist"... But since it wasn't an actual product and just a store display, maybe they didn't. IDK.

    Though that's a little different than using a trademarked logo in an original piece. A full copy would be a counterfeit.

    Which brings up the counterfeit Bobs that are floating around. Did Oakley copyright that store display piece? IDK. And those aren't described as a replica or reproduction; it can be near impossible to tell the real from the fake Bobs. Not like that matters; if they're unauthorized they're still counterfeit, technically.

    And what about the forum's policy against counterfeits? Does that only apply to SKU'd products, not display materials?
     
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