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Discussion in 'Copyright, Trademark, Patent Law' started by Drdelta, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. Drdelta

    Drdelta Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Can I name a product I plan to make and sell after a song, movie, or person?
     
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    army judge Super Moderator

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  3. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Sure.

    As long as you get consent.

    If you aren't willing to seek consent, don't do it.

    It's that simple.
     
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    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    Can you do so? Of course you can, but I doubt that's what you intended to ask.

    If you're interested in an assessment of the legality, that requires specifics that should not be posted on a public message board. Ask yourself this: Are you using the name because it is apt for your product or because you want to capitalize on the works of others to help you sell your product?
     
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    If what you want to use arises to the level of a trademark, then the trademark holder can very much take issue with you. Believe me that Disney (think just about any movie they own including through their subsidiaries Pixar and Touchstone, etc...) and Warner Brothers (particularly the Harry Potter franchise) are especially litigious.

    As pointed out, you should either get permission or talk to legal counsel about exactly what you are intending to do.
     

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