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I have a quick question regarding intellectual property,

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JA: Hi. How can I help?
Customer: I have a quick question regarding intellectual property, copyright and trademarks on websites
JA: Do you have a registration record?
Customer: Im currently setting up a new video production business. My target market are businesses. Im currently developing a website for my business.
JA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?
Customer: However, I have noticed a lot of these websites I’m looking at have other company logos on their home pages but I don’t see the videos they made for these companies. Does this mean, I can do the same or I would really need to work with companies in order to feature their logos on my homepage? Oh no I’m not in trouble
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: It’s just a general inquiry
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Property Law
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I have attached some examples from other websites offering the same services as myself (explainers videos for companies). I want to display such logos onto my new website. Can I legally do so even without actually working with these companies before? However, I do intend to work with them once I’m up and running.
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
https://www.convert.com/blog/account-based-marketing/can-i-use-brand-logos-on-site/#lwptoc2
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Does the above link relate to my question?
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I’m a UK based company.
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 12 days ago.

Hello,

I am a solicitor.

I am afraid you should not do that as you would be misrepresenting yourself and you would need the consent of the companies that own those logos to use their logos in marketing.

May I help further?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Even if I just display their logos on my homepage WITHOUT claiming to have worked with them? Would be this be illegal too?
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Cancel the call please
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I didn’t realise there was a charge of £44
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 12 days ago.

Yes, as the companies may claim that you are holding out wrongly and using their intellectual property without consent.

All the best

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
The link above talks about fair use laws. Would this still not apply to me?
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 12 days ago.

I am afraid not, it would not apply to your situation.

All the best

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Thank you!
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 12 days ago.

You are welcome.