copyright an idea for a product that's on the market.
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Posted by victor saez on February 23, 2001 at 18:20:13:
If I may, my question is this: I have an idea for producing a product. The product I want to produce is from a character that is already out on the market,(for example Batman, Superman, Poo-Bear, etc.); but the idea of the product I have is not out on the market yet. I did call the promotion agent of the character, but she said that they had sold and made a contract with two large companies. That I couldn't do anything to market my idea. Now, a friend of mine told me that wasn't true; I could copyright my idea still using their character and if they haven't come out with that idea yet or have copyrighted yet. I would hold the right to that idea and they would have to buy it from me before they can produce it for a profitable market. Is this correct? Can you be so kind enough to guide me in the right direction. I really don't have the money to produce the product, but I wouldn't mine selling the idea.
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