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Sep 21, 2008

Trademarks in Art - Another Controversy Arises

The Washington Post reports on another incident where an artist is asked to remove trademarks from his painting. The dispute arose after Jason Swain painted a tribute to Sean Taylor, the Washington Redskins football player, who was shot last November.

Swain's Painting at Issue

The issue as to whether artists may include trademarks in their work is unresolved. Sadly, "Swain is afraid the Redskins will take legal action against him, so he has consulted with an intellectual-property lawyer and taken the painting off the market." As previously reported in my February 20th blog, Daniel Moore continues his fight for the same.