Costumed Copywrite

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Costumed Copywrite

Post by liamCCE »

Hey all,

I am wanting to start up a business in which I dress up in superhero costumes, to hire children, of which involves superheroes for now but I'm planning on expanding to other costumed characters such as star wars, Disney princesses etc. What are the copywrite laws for these and I cannot use official names is there a way in which I can get the licences for these, if so where I can go about getting these. and if not is it worth just labeling my costumes something else for example (Spiderman as Spider hero) and (Deadpool as (katana assassin) etc I am based in the UK.

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Re: Costumed Copywrite

Post by AndyJ »

Hi Liam,

Since it's quite late as I am writing this response I hope you won't mind if I refer you to some earlier threads on this subject. I appreciate they won't fully answer all your questions, but should give you the general idea on the subject.
Use of film and TV character names
Delivering Up -Mascots
Mascot Costume Copyright Help
Question about Character Copyright
Advice or comment provided here is not and does not purport to be legal advice as defined by s.12 of Legal Services Act 2007
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