I make 100% custom wooden products. I do not advertise or claim to make any specific design or logo. I had a customer request a plaque with a pro sports team name and logo carved into it. As I am basically selling wood and letting them put whatever they want on it an I bound by licencing laws?
If you carve a copyright protected logo onto a piece of wood without permission from the owner of the copyright, you are committing copyright infringement. If you sell an item that has a trademark on it that is registered with the US trademark office, then you are committing trademark infringement. There are possible defenses ("fair use" defenses) which may protect you; de minimus use, parody, etc. but you are taking a risk that I personally would not take with any "famous" marks or famous copyrights, such as the Detroit Lion's lion. The person who "ordered" the item could be liable for contributory infringement, but as you are the one who is actually making the copy, you are the actual infringer.
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