File:Pere Marquette Herald.png

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Non-free media information and use rationale – non-free logo true for Pere Marquette Railway

This is the logo for Pere Marquette Railway.


The logo may be obtained from Pere Marquette Railway.


Pere Marquette Railway

Portion used

The entire logo is used to convey the meaning intended and avoid tarnishing or misrepresenting the intended image.

Low resolution?

The logo is of a size and resolution sufficient to maintain the quality intended by the company or organization, without being unnecessarily high resolution.

Purpose of use

The image is used to identify the organization Pere Marquette Railway, a subject of public interest. The significance of the logo is to help the reader identify the organization, assure the readers that they have reached the right article containing critical commentary about the organization, and illustrate the organization's intended branding message in a way that words alone could not convey.


Because it is a non-free logo, there is almost certainly no free representation. Any substitute that is not a derivative work would fail to convey the meaning intended, would tarnish or misrepresent its image, or would fail its purpose of identification or commentary.

Other information

Use of the logo in the article complies with Wikipedia non-free content policy, logo guidelines, and fair use under United States copyright law as described above.

Fair useFair use of copyrighted material in the context of Pere Marquette Railway//

Pere Marquette Railroad Herald


Heralds are "logos" or "slogans" used by railroad companies and displayed on their equipment.

"Copyright does not protect names, titles, slogans, or short phrases. In some cases, these things may be protected as trademarks. ... However, copyright protection may be available for logo artwork that contains sufficient authorship. In some circumstances, an artistic logo may also be protected as a trademark." Excerpt from

Use of such images on Wikipedia arguably meets Fair Use requirements. See also

Fair use in Pere Marquette Railway[edit]

It is believed that use of this image qualifies under fair use because:

  • The image depicts the official logo for the company described in the article.
  • The image is a low resolution, black and white version of the official logo.
  • Use of the image on Wikipedia does not hamper or dilute the copyright owner's use of the image.
  • No free alternative is available.

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