Don't mess with Hillsborough's "copyright"
The Town of Hillsborough, North Carolina is going to "copyright" it's town logo, according to this article. Most probably this is an example of a writer who didn't even bother to look up the difference between copyright and trademark. The logo is more likely to be trademarked as a designation of source, not copyrighted as an original creative work (it may not even be copyrightable). Anyway, the town logo is of an old clock. The town's boardmembers recently made the decision to exercise control over their brand, stating:
"For $35, it's kind of a no-brainer to do. For $35, why not have some sort of control over it? If it's our brand, the town brand, then we should be able to have some sort of legal control over it." ... "I don't think there's anybody misusing it," he said. "It's just something, I feel like, something we should do."
Yeah, why not? All this for only $35, that's 7 easy payments of $5! And not only that, we'll also send you a blog post featuring YOUR TOWN absolutely FREE! Hurry folks! Call now before someone steals your town name!