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by cornwallparties
Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: (URGENT) Mascot Costume Copyright Help
Replies: 2
Views: 4064

Hi Andy, thanks for you advice. Yes we were going to come up with our own name, our own logo. Also put this n all the costumes. You make a valid point I had over looked. Paw Patrol are 2 dimensional dogs that walk around on all fours. Ours are slightly different colourings, also walk on 2 legs and i...
by cornwallparties
Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: (URGENT) Mascot Costume Copyright Help
Replies: 2
Views: 4064

(URGENT) Mascot Costume Copyright Help

We are a small, successful family run Childrens Entertainment business.

We hire out a number of mascot costumes, some of them lisenced costumes, some are unfortunately not.

3 of our costumes are look-a-likes of Viacom's Paw Patrol - 3 Dogs dressed in emergency service gear, Police, Fire etc.

The last thing we want to is breach copyright and we KNOW that Viacom are watching, we have correspondence warning us. They have also asked us to cancel a Halloween Party that had a 10 min appearance of these dogs. Also to destroy the costumes.

So how can I legally market these costume characters. He was our thoughts on what to do:

Brand our Dogs as PAWZ Rescue or PUPZ Rescue

All our characters would be given different names ie: Police Dog, Fire Dog

Add OUR logo to the costumes.

Add this to our website: PLEASE BE AWARE - IT IS NOT OUR INTENTION TO VIOLATE ANY COPYRIGHT LAWS. WE MAKE NO ATTEMPT TO MARKET OUR CHARACTER MASCOTS/FACE CHARACTERS AS “BRAND NAMESâ€￾ OR LICENSED, THE MASCOTS/DRESSES WE USE ARE THE CREATIONS OF THERE MANUFACTURERS. ANY RESEMBLANCE TO NATIONALITY/INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN CHARACTER MASCOTS ARE INCIDENTAL. SHOULD YOU HAVE THE NEED FOR A LICENSED OR COPYRIGHTED CHARACTER WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO CONTACT THE COMPANY/COPYRIGHT HOLDERS FOR THAT


Any help or advice would be very appreciated. Thank you