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Sign design

Discussion in 'Designs & Layouts' started by ThinkRight, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. ThinkRight

    ThinkRight Active Member

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    Not sure about whether a sign design is subject to copyright or patent .
    Or neither .
    I going to make 1 or 2 and market it to real estate companies.
    Should I just make it and keep going ?
     
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  2. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    You're kinda vague there, cowboy. You might need a little more caffeine to get a better kick-start.

    What are you really trying to do ??
     
  3. ThinkRight

    ThinkRight Active Member

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    I want to make a Realtor sign .
    Never seen what I want to make.
    If I make the sign and it is popular, I don't want everybody and their brother to copy them.
    Am I making anymore sense ?
    It might not make a difference, I am just not sure .
     
  4. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    Most realtor signs are predefined as to what they will look like by corporate headquarters. Logos, sizes, colors and placement of secondary or legend copy are all included in this. There aren't that many single agents around anymore, so what kind of sign could you be contemplating ??
     
  5. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    Are you referring to the sign layout itself or the construction of a particular type of sign frame?
    I'm confused, too.
    Love....Jill
     
  6. Coloradosigns

    Coloradosigns Major Contributor

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    what?
     
  7. CES020

    CES020 Very Active Member

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    I don't think you'll have much luck trying to protect a shape. If it looks good, it's going to be knocked off. Period.
     
  8. ThinkRight

    ThinkRight Active Member

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    The shape and construction aspect.
    I guess if I make it and everyone copies it i should be flattered huh ?
     
  9. TammieH

    TammieH Very Active Member

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    I believe Dee Sign back in Cincy patented their real estate sign frames... years ago...
    on their design of the punched clips that hold the sign to the frame. Others since then made frames similar to Dee Sign with slight changes.

    Basically yes you can ThinkRight...but
     
  10. ThinkRight

    ThinkRight Active Member

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    But....
    Thanks everyone , I just did not know.
    I am still gonna make it and see if anyone likes them.
     
  11. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    Okay, if the Op had mentioned here, what he texted me, it might be a little more clear.

    I believe he wants to introduce a new 'concept' of a type sign, unused at this point by anyone.

    Seriously, my advice would be, instead of losing a potentially money making venture, ante up the $7.50, join the 'Premium' section and go over your plans with other professionals without the worry of outsiders or thieves at almost nil. Lay out your drawings and ideas and many here will help you if your idea is indeed worthy of moving onto the next step.
     
  12. ThinkRight

    ThinkRight Active Member

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    Thank you
    I guess I will have to finally join officially ...
     
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