How can I legally use images found on the Internet to assist in creating a company logo?

Asked on April 4, 2014 under Business Law, Colorado


Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

So long as you only take images from free clip art sites, you are OK.  Do not use anything that is trademark or copyright protected.  For example, don't use an existing logo, especially a famous one.  Google "free clip art" and the image you are seeking, and plenty of free artwork will fill your screen.  For example, when we were looking to create a logo for our tax office, Brady's Tax Service, we googled "free clip art pot of gold rainbow" and dozens of free images came up.  If you go to, you will see the one we chose.

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