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  1. Nefertiti Nefarious wrote: These are pixels on flat screens ... and as such can't infringe on RL things made of leather even if they were copyrighted (which clothing design can't be). Could you please provide me the source from which you obtained such information? Don't get me wrong, I am not distrustful but It's hard for me to believe that (according to what you say) anyone could make identical copies of RL stuff... It is my understanding that a design is a design and no matter if it is made of leather or drawn. If you are right, what is the meaning of this fragment of the Linden Lab TOS? "Linden Lab responds to complaints that content infringes trademarked or celebrity material. Trademarked material includes trademarked logos, trademarked brand names, and trade dress, which is the distinctive visual appearance of a product or its packaging. It is often difficult to tell what may or may not be trademarked or protected as trade dress. However, use of designer logos and brand names without permission, such as Gucci, Nike, Louis Vuiton, etc., is usually not acceptable. If you don't have permission, please don't just use a misspelling of the brand name, for example, "Njke" instead of "Nike" – instead, create your own original brand name that's associated uniquely with you! If you're creating objects inspired by real-world objects, take care that your objects have an original appearance and shape. That's the best way to avoid trade dress issues. Be wary of imitating distinctive and recognizable product appearances. For example, the well-known appearance of the Eames lounge chair and ottoman from Herman Miller is protected under trade dress law." *I think that I have formulated wrongly my question ... it is not about copyright, is trade dress?
  2. Trinity Yazimoto wrote: well im sorry, i can not afford such brands so i dont use to focus on them and im not a shoesahollic so i rarely look at shoes catalogue... adding to this than because of ankles problem i only can wear ankle boots (no cheap ones either, but still not the same kind of prices i guess). Nevertheless, i can tell you that i have seen similar shoes (not the same quality, not really exactly same but really looking like) in tons of cheap shoes store in RL. im not a law specialist, so i cant tell... Does shoes design is the same as art ? does it have the same restriction about using the concept ? i cant tell. Sorry, i'm a shoe whor*...lol. I will send you via in-world some links of the virtual shoes so you can compare for yourself. I've seen many shoes in SL looking similar to RL designs, but these are just identical. I'm more confussed now because i've read about Jimmy Choo company (RL shoes) and that's what i found in Wikipedia: "J. Choo Ltd. has over 400 design patents to its name. Jimmy Choo is a global "luxury accessory brand", designing and creating: women's shoes, handbags, small leather goods, scarves, sunglasses, belts, eyewear, perfume and men's shoes.The company has had several prominent cases for copyright and trademark infringement, as well as being the target of "knock-off" counterfeit imports in the UK, the US and Australia. Jimmy Choo is famously litigious, suing high street chains including Oasis, Warehouse ..." I just don't know if RL patents are applicable to SL and virtual content.
  3. Trinity Yazimoto wrote: but are these shoes a real exact copy of the original ones ? What strikes me is that the shoes are EXACT copies...even the same work in the textures. Maybe you recognize these designs?
  4. Hello! I would like to open my shoe store soon but I have some doubts regarding copyright and trademark. A well-known shoe store in SL have released few months ago a new collection of mesh shoes... all of them are accurate reproductions of RL designs, i mean the designs are identical to Jimmy Choo-Lance sandal, Christian Louboutin pumps and Alexander Mcqueen wedges (among others). So the big question: is this legal? Reading the Linden lab TOS I thought we were not allowed to copy RL designs.
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