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Using brand names in books

If I were to use the words Mossy Oak or "Git er' done" in a book would this be copyright infringement? No pictures or anything. I know Git er done is copyrighted but I'd just be saying someone said that.

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  • Papi_SoñolientoPapi_Soñoliento Southern Escarpment Hill Country Librarian

    If you're worried about possible copyright or trademark infringement, safest bet would be to contact the Mossy Oak company and the comedian behind the Larry the Cable Guy character and ask if they would mind your use of brand / company name or catch-phrase in your book.

     

    It's like mentioning someone was drinking an RC Cola or a Coke or smoking a Lucky -- usually it's not a problem.

     

    Though using the phrase "I will always love boobs" earned one comedian a cease and desist order from Dolly Parton's attorney's.

     

    Better safe than infringing.

     


    TheJesusNinja wrote:

    If I were to use the words Mossy Oak or "Git er' done" in a book would this be copyright infringement? No pictures or anything. I know Git er done is copyrighted but I'd just be saying someone said that.


     

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