I've been wondering about this a long time, so now I have to ask. If you design a clothing piece, or a bag, or whatever it is, can you use other brands / logos as inspiration and somehow include it in your own design? As an example, you say Ferrari I think of the black prancing stallion, you say Vivienne Tam and I think of peonys, you say Jaguar and I think of their jaguar, you say WWF and I think of the panda.. you get my point. Items or animals that can be connected to a very well-known brand. Lets say I would like to design a dress with a black prancing stallion on it. An identical to the Ferrari horse. I wouldn't use their logo, but the horse, that is anyway very rezognizable. Can I do this without getting into trouble? And lets say I would like to design a red dress with similar stripes that can be seen on the Ferrari F430 Scuderia, and name my piece "Scuderia", inspired by the car? Is that possible? Appreciate all information I can get, I'm a web designer so yes I'm familiar with copyright rules, but I can't figure out if the prancing stallion is copyright protected or not. Or if Scuderia is a word that I can't use for a commercial item (I anyway assume I'm free to use both of them as long as I don't use a logo?).