US Congress Considers Full Assault On Free Use

A reform of the Trademark Act would prohibit artists from using company marks in any way. “The Act would give companies considerable leverage in preventing artists and photographers from employing their marks in images by claiming the mark is being ‘diluted’. The bigger the company, the more famous the trademark, the easier it will be to prevent you guys from using it. National companies with highly recognizable marks would have more leverage than any single creator or small business and would easily outspend any of you to prevent your using their mark.”