Afghans in school colors are popular

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Afghans in school colors are popular
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Fri, 01-22-2010 - 10:14am

And I know that there are issues regarding school mascots and logos, which are often copyrighted by the school in question. Even if you can get permission to use such a logo, it usually means you have to buy the chart/pattern from the school or the =school's licensed retailer, and can only use it for personal use, not for resale --- just like any other licensed patterns.

But here's a twist...

Copyright issues: Who has the right to use school colors? Can the NCAA stop you from making scarves, hats, afghans in school colors? Do they have exclusive rights to the use of color combinations when it comes to items for sale, either at craft fairs or through Etsy and other online stores?

First the event that triggered this question:
http://briansawyer.net/2007/01/03/real-men-also-crochet/#comment-13456
and then a lawyer's response:
http://crochet.craftgossip.com/whos-got-the-rights-to-your-colors/2010/01/21/



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Sat, 01-23-2010 - 3:26pm
That's an interesting article.

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Sun, 01-24-2010 - 12:05am
I suppose it could be but... it was a gift for personal use and you aren't selling it so and how would John Deere even find out about it?



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