Concerning last week's discussion of researching medal design copyrights, Kay O. Freeman writes:
Actually, there are many Design patents for medals, and they can be easily found thru Google patents advanced search online. Trademarks are there too. A different site has copyrights online, but only from 1978. I use the Google Design patents all the time - for things other than medals - back into the 19th centurry. The original drawings and descriptions are there online. Make sure to look at bottom of results page to see continuation of results!
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: DICK JOHNSON ON NUMISMATIC DESIGN COPYRIGHT RESEARCH (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v12n21a20.html)
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