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Old January 25th, 2012, 12:50   #62
Originally Posted by Jcotter View Post
What about the shape? If I decide to make sell plain t shirts, should I have to pay a license fee?
Originally Posted by MadMorbius
Can a shape be a trademark? Is the shape unique? Does the shape uniquely identify the product or manufacturer?

Patent and trademark law is pretty big. But as I understand it, it comes down to an identifiable trait. If you can uniquely identify something based on a trait, and the trait itself is not in common usage at the time of the trademark, that trait can be trademarked.
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