Re: Theos-World RADHA BURNIER FORGED THE SEAL OF THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY:
Oct 23, 2003 07:47 PM
by Bart Lidofsky
Symbols can only be trademarked for commercial use.
You can't copyright a symbol. You CAN trademark a symbol, and it's in
effect as long as its defended. As it has not been, it has since lapsed
into the public domain. Morya_est, on the other hand, has been reported
to Yahoo's abuse department.
Symbols of a not-for-profit organization can be trademarked, as well.
But, you can copyright a
design as a work of art. If HPB drew the original design on a piece of
paper, it could be copyrighted without any need to register it.
Now, it can. At that time, it couldn't, but, even if it was, it would
have lapsed into the public domain by now.
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