OK fuck it... I am digging this info up...Q8. What is a Trademark and can I use them?
A. A Trademark protects words, phrases, symbols, or degns identifying the source of the goods or services of one party and distinguishing them from those of others. Think Coca Cola, Disney, Looney Toons, Pep, Hershey's, etc. These companies are protected by Copyright Law and you may not use them without written permison and you must pay each of these companies a very large fee to obtain a license to use their work. If you are ung their names or trademarks without payment or permison then you are violating copyrights and can be sued.
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"He DID NOT use the character's name OR anything else condered"
However when reading on derivative works, He has done. I still feel he can win that in any court case... I honestly do... Idunno... Maybe I am just blowing smoke, but this shit just pisses me off... In one hand we have a Billion dollar company who is making millions and in the other hand we have an average guy trying to make a few bucks to live and THEY STILL ARNT HAPPY!!! They have to fuck over the little man because they are afraid to lose any money...
It's just bullshit... If it were me "being the ritch bitch, I'd be thrilled to see someone recreating my work... It wouldn't bother me at all... I mean why the hell would it? I would have already made all the money I'd need in my life, why would I want to ruin someone elses? "