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copyright or inspiration

Discussion in 'Copyright, Trademark, Patent Law' started by mrieser_559, Jul 23, 2018.

  1. mrieser_559

    mrieser_559 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    So I want to open up a restaurant bases around different themes like Marvle ie there is a Captain America Burger these are all inspired items based around the characters would I be able to call them by names or could I be sued for copyright infringement ?
     
  2. mightymoose

    mightymoose Moderator

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    Don't do it.
    Give them original names.
     
  3. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    Wholesale appropriation of the name is not merely "inspiration." This is not, however, a matter of copyright. You'd get sued for trademark infringement, and you'd lose. Badly.

    Simple rule: Don't try to profit off of the creativity of others.
     
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  4. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Yes.

    The day you open.

    Which will also be the day you close as Marvel will get an injunction preventing you from doing business.

    You can try and buy a license from Marvel to use the characters and see how that goes.
     

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