Re: Copyrighted characters name issue
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Posted by Patrick W. Fletcher on October 09, 2002 at 17:08:17:
In Reply to: Copyrighted characters name issue posted by Petter Holmberg on October 07, 2002 at 06:17:12:
We represent several cartoonists. Generally, you are going to Trademark the name of a character and Copyright the artistic aspects of a character. However, occasionally, the cartoon character itself can receive Trademark protection (ie the current version of Mickey Mouse).
If you would like to discuss this matter further or have any other questions, please do not hesitate to call me at the number below for a free consultation.
Patrick W. Fletcher
: If I'm wrong in this assumption, what is the explanation? Could it be that a name actually can be a part of a copyright when it is connected to a set of other character traits, meaning that a simple name change would effectively make it another character in legal terms?
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