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Old 09-26-2013, 01:16 PM
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Mastercraft sign

I was thinking about drawing a mastercraft logo in my CAD software and cutting them on our laser, but I do not want to get into any kind of copyright infringement. Does anyone know the protocol on this? Will Mastercraft grant access to an approved logo reproduction? I am kicking the idea around now but would like to go about it the proper way. Anyone able to give me some direction?
I'm sure that I could cut one for my personal use without any issues but selling them would be another discussion all together probably...
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:35 PM
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:02 PM
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The stickers are sweet, but I am going to do a sign made of 1/8" sheet metal for hanging on the wall. Then powder coat them. I can scale the dimensions to whatever size but for laser time and materials it will not be as cost effective as the stickers, but it will be a sign that will last forever and look great hanging in the garage.
Here is a similar sign I have hanging in my office.
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:30 PM
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MC owns the copyright - so you need to be cognizant of that...
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Old 09-26-2013, 03:02 PM
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MikeG, are the stickers you are selling made by mastercraft?
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Old 09-26-2013, 03:21 PM
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Long story short is that any company that wants to retain their marks MUST enforce them, even if they don't want to. Failure to enforce puts them at risk of losing their exclusive use. So even if they're "nice" guys/gals, the law really doesn't give them a choice but to maintain a hard line.
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MikeG, are the stickers you are selling made by mastercraft?
No.. I sell them for refurbishment only - The ones I make are not available thru mastercraft.
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Old 09-26-2013, 03:36 PM
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I realize that MC will not allow people to copy their logo for personal gain, but will they allow someone to make their logo, once they approve it, and get their cut?
MikeG, did you have to be approved through MC or how did that work?
Excuse all of the questions, just trying to not get myself in trouble.
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Old 09-26-2013, 03:47 PM
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no I just drew them in illustrator. and print them off. I charge very little - basically a little for my materials and transfer masking tape.

I just want to help people get their MC's looking like new and to promote the brand.

There tons of people selling MC decals on EBAY for profit.. I believe your safe. I am just having a little fun.
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:06 PM
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Yeah I hear you, it would actually be more trouble than it is worth but I figured that some folks on here would appreciate a nice looking MC sign hanging in their garage.
No need picking on me though. lol
I want one of those stickers MikeG, how do we do this?
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