chumpmagic wrote:Well, I hate to be a poopoo head, but isn't this in clear violation of the first rule?
"No copyrighted or trademarked product names. Seriously. Keep it generic"
Gummy bears are trademarked under different holders, and they are a very specific type of candy. Now, if it were just gummies or candy that would be gerenic enough, but this is capturing a very specific, trademarked product. I will admit, it does lack the words "gummy bears" in this design, but I think it is clear that's what this design is all about.
Gummy bears are not trademarked, and they are generic in that there are many different types of gummy bears available. I think you are misunderstanding the idea of "generic" here.
If he had a bag with "Haribo" on it, then it would be a violation of the rules. This, however, clearly falls into the "viscous green soda" category of acceptable.
It's kind of like if he had used salt water taffy or rock candy. It's a very clear *type* of candy that is not a *brand* of candy.
Unless you want to complain about people making shirts about "tea" or "coffee" rather than "drinks"