Hello and thank you for taking the time to read this post. The title mostly sums up what I'm asking. I'm asking here because delving through copyrights and so forth is rather complicated. Not to mention my web searches leave me somewhat empty-handed more often than not in this area. I see it in pictures mostly(usually indie)and various other places so I wanted to ask. So the example is as follows, and it is an example only. *Jayce glanced up, peering out of his hood, green eyes catching the light of a large neon billboard over head. The familiar Pepsi advertisement he used as a landmark showered him in blue light.* Could a scene like this be considered copyright? I've always had trouble figuring out if it is OK to use(especially when it comes to big real world products)such things in writing. Lets face it, Pepsi and Coca-cola aren't going to up and disappear for awhile. I doubt for a hundred years depending on certain circumstances. Lets not forget clothing brands. Are we, as writers, totally screwed on this front and just have to be neutral or make up our own brands? I really look very forward to any help! Thanks again!