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Old 01-30-2015, 06:10 PM   #11
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From a practical standpoint, no one is likely to pursue an infringement suit against a solitary user copying something singularly for his or her own enjoyment. Such use actually enhances the brand being copied. Witness the thousands of people who have the Harley-Davidson logo emblazoned on a wide variety of body parts!
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Old 01-30-2015, 07:51 PM   #12
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Actually, Disney, Winchester Rifle, Harley Davidson, Porsche and Smith& Wesson... don't mess with them. They have better lawyers than you can afford. I'm not telling you what to do... just don't post pictures. You'd be surprised how some corporations are crawling the WWW looking. Google and Pinterest is making it easy for them. I belong to two different creative groups on Facebook. Some of the members have received Cease and Desist Orders from major corporations.

As far as the Peanuts gang... I can see a pile of peanuts in the shell as a decal. Or two or three peanuts standing upright with the bottoms connecting. Folks would GET it.
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Old 01-30-2015, 08:01 PM   #13
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I think the genuine Peanuts stickers are a great idea. Too bad none of them are the name "Peanuts", but custom lettering of "Charlie and Lucy" is just your names - no problem there.

Sometimes I think it's not about what you can get away with, it's about what is right. The authorized stickers are certainly right; other schemes...
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Old 01-30-2015, 08:06 PM   #14
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I agree that some corporations vigourously defend their trademarks, and I think they should. Bayer's effective loss of "Asprin" is an unusual exception, and not a normal case.
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Old 01-30-2015, 08:08 PM   #15
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Actually my favorite Peanuts character is Pig Pen... I just laugh when I see the dust. Kinda feel right at home.
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Old 01-31-2015, 08:43 AM   #16
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Just think up an idea and then have a local pin striper/sign painter put it on and it will probably not make a corp. unhappy as it will be different and not being sold as a decal would. At the same time you could adjust the Escape decal with color. Our Casita that had blue trim was towed by a red truck so the decal became red & blue.
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Old 01-31-2015, 09:25 AM   #17
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Here's a company that sells exterior grade Peanuts decals in different sizes:
Peanuts Decals | Stickers

Cute idea, love it!

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Old 01-31-2015, 09:32 AM   #18
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If you search the internet with you browser you will find peanuts clip art that is for non profit use.
Peanuts Clipart - Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy - Cartoon Clipart, etc.
The clip art can be provided to the graphics company.
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Yes, there are companies and there is clip art all over the web for the Peanuts characters. Availability doesn't mean legality. I would use them with no heartburn whatsoever, because I believe that the intent of copyright law is to prevent the misuse and damage of a brand, and to prevent another party from profiting off your idea -- and that is not the case when i put an image of snoopy or Charlie Brown on my trailer. BUT that in no way makes it legal. The OP was concerned about the legality of it, not whether it can be done.
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Old 01-31-2015, 12:15 PM   #20
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Thanks one and all for all your comments. We will see you on the road at some point!
We will always be Charlie & Lucy... And Peanuts in some form or another ... Donna D I have some photos of actual peanuts and that might be a possibility. we were thinking along the same lines!
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