Copyright/ trade mark toes...So to speak
Since I'm kind of new to all of this, I have a question that will proably come across as silly and since I have two batches of cupcakes and fudge to make before tomorrow for my son's Valentine's Day Party, I don't have time to go through all the past threads and see if it is in one. I skimmed and didn't see one, so I hope it hasn't been covered recently.
For one of the three books I am writing based loosely on my life, I need to use a major product name. Pepsi-Cola. Here is why. It was my nick name for awhile in this town. The second book takes place in this town. It would have alot more impact if I could use the nick name. Since it is a registered trade mark...or whatever do I need their permission?
It's not the end of the world if I can't use it as I have come up with a clever one that works, but I am going for impact here.