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ShadyCB

Possible copyright issue?

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Hey guys!

Recently someone had brought up the topic of trademarks for the text itself (NYPD, FDNY, NYC, etc) can/will be a possible issue and the city may pursue action against it. Do you think changing the city name might be a good idea or keeping it and see how things go?

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2 hours ago, ShadyCB said:

Hey guys!

Recently someone had brought up the topic of trademarks for the text itself (NYPD, FDNY, NYC, etc) can/will be a possible issue and the city may pursue action against it. Do you think changing the city name might be a good idea or keeping it and see how things go?

Hello Shady,

 

We are very aware of the copyright around New York and in the past we have been in touch with someone representing The City of New York that told us we can't use any logo's of the NYPD, FDNY, EMT or any other service since it is all copyrighted by The City of New York, now there wasn't anything mentioned about using the names if the departments so we are going for it, but if there ever appears to be an issue (highly unlikely) we can always change our department names around to for example: Police New York, Fire New York.

You can probably already see that our department badges are slightly different to the original badges and hopefully those will suffice. 

 

I appreciate your concern and looking out for us!

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