Intellectual Properties and the Protection of Fictional Characters: Copyright, Trademark, or Unfair Competition?

Intellectual Properties and the Protection of Fictional Characters: Copyright, Trademark, or Unfair Competition?

Intellectual Properties and the Protection of Fictional Characters: Copyright, Trademark, or Unfair Competition?

Intellectual Properties and the Protection of Fictional Characters: Copyright, Trademark, or Unfair Competition?

Synopsis

This volume addresses the extent to which fictional characters are legally recognized and protected as intellectual property. The author reviews the basic legal principles involved--copyright, trademark, unfair competition, and contract law, analyzes their applications to fictional characters. and proposes reforms aimed at further protecting the creators of fictional characters. Detailed case information serves both to illustrate the legal principles and actions discussed and stand as a model for the proprietors of future characters.
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