Would this infringe Nintendo's copyright?

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  1. Nick551

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    I’m developing a logo which might consist of a super mario style letter ‘P’ backwards in a simple circle. To get a better idea of approximately how it will look, google ‘mario logo’, and imagine a backwards letter P in the circle.

    Will this infringe nintendo’s copyrights or trademarks? I’ve heard that if a logo is so simplistic, it cannot have a copyright. Thanks
     
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    Super Mario has several iterations. Some iterations have different typefaces (font). Typefaces are not usually copyright protected though the laws vary from country to country, so it also depends on what copyright laws your country has.

    If you are using only the typeface of Mario, i don't think it would be any problem.

    A nice article about typface copyright laws: http://nwalsh.com/comp.fonts/FAQ/cf_14.htm
     

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