Companies have trademarks on their logos. If I want to use their logos in my own production, I need permission to do so.
But if my production makes it clear that the use of the logo is only meant to refer to the company, wouldn't that fall under nominative fair use, and hence I don't need permission?
To make up an example on the spot, say I am in the smartphone market, and I want to create a commercial comparing my prices to that of my rivals, say Samsung and Apple.
Can I then in my commercial have an Apple logo and a Samsung logo along, and next to them list some average price for their phones?
Clearly then the use of the logo is there only to refer to Apple/Samsung and not to claim ownership over their logo in any way?