Using Logos in your Application (Can you get sued)

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by forcesteeler, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. forcesteeler macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2007
    I have a question. Say i wanted to make a food search application and i wanted to use Mcdonalds logo. Can they sue me? Same goes for if i wanted to make a video game and used lets say Nintendo Wii controller? can i get sued?
  2. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    Assuming they spotted it, I'm sure a cease & desist order would be in your mailbox soon enough. Those are trademarks, protected under US & international laws. Unauthorized use is most certainly "actionable."
  3. Luke Redpath macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2007
    Colchester, UK
    You should not use copyrighted or trademarked images without prior written consent as it will almost certainly lead to a cease and desist order if it's spotted; especially for trademarked images as companies must protect these aggressively.

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