posted this on May 12, 2010 09:33
Many customers who visit our site see that we sometimes use popular logos, and they ask if they can use said logos in their projects without the permission of the company. TurboSquid solely provides infrastructure for artists around the globe to post their models and creations for sale. By accepting our End User License Agreement when artists sign up, they warrant that they have all rights to the models and other digital assets they sell so you should feel comfortable in your purchases. TurboSquid is a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) -compliant operation, and when we receive valid takedown notices from © or TM owners we act accordingly, and remove any infringing models brought to our attention. That said, because of how the DMCA Safe Harbor provision works, and because of the realities any large open marketplace, we do not pro-actively police TM infringement to any degree that TurboSquid might guarantee that any particular model is not infringing. We can only work in a responsive mode. The burden to not infringe falls to TurboSquid's artists, the individuals who create these assets and place them for sale on our site.
There are cases where a product is being sold under an Editorial License and in these cases the products have limited uses and therefore the use of the brand name or logo may be allowed. See our Editorial License FAQ for more details.
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