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NSW Intellectual Property Law - Need Company's Permission to Use Logo?

Discussion in 'Intellectual Property Law Forum' started by SYED GILLANI, 26 May 2016.

  1. SYED GILLANI

    SYED GILLANI Member

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    I posted an internal memorandum at my site. I copy-cut-pasted my employer's logo on a memorandum without seeking permission. Do I need permission to use company's logo on an internal memorandum under intellectual property law?

    One of my colleagues said to me it's illegal and forgery. If I use my employer's logo on a memorandum without seeking permission from the employer, would it be legal or illegal? I'm employed by the company and I mentioned my designation at the bottom of the memorandum (leading hand in that capacity that I am employed).

    If it is illegal, what action can be taken against me? If that practice is illegal, I will stop it straight away


    Please help me.

    Thanks and regards,
     
  2. Rod

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    Your colleague is likely having a lend of you. If you don't know what this means, it increases the chances of being true (Aussie term meaning to lie to a person in a joking way for one's own amusement. Happens frequently in a tradie workplace.)

    Generally, no.

    Though just check with your HR people to be sure.

    From your name and post, I assume you an immigrant and possibly new to being a leading hand. Welcome to Australia and Aussie humour.
     
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  3. SYED GILLANI

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    I'm neither a newly arrived immigrant nor a newly appointed. Just wanted to know if there is any catch. Most reliable and appropriate answers will be highly appreciated.

    Thanks and regards
     
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    Sorry about the assumption.

    In either case my answer is still valid.
     
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    That's okay.

    Thanks Rod

    Much appreciated
     
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