Tag Archives: trademark

Twitter takes Disney handle away from user

Cheri Thomas was an early adopter of Twitter. She’s also a fan of the Walt Disney Company, so when she saw that the @Disney handle was available, she took it, and thousands of Disney fans, myself included, have been jealous … Continue reading

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Court gives Pooh to Disney and ends lawsuit

In what is likely the final bars of the opera that has been the Slesinger’s families legal battle against the Walt Disney Company over the rights to the Winnie The Pooh characters, the courts have decided that Disney owns the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse!

You go Mickey. When I’m your age, I want to look as young as you do today. These last 80 years have been quite transformative for you. You’ve gone from a sweet and unpretentious little rascal to a modern day … Continue reading

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Mickey Mouse Copyright Mystery

For its vigorous pursuit of copyright extension and trademark protection the Walt Disney Company is often made to be the villain in the war for freedom of expression and artistic expression. I obviously have a dog, or two, in this … Continue reading

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Disney sues another party company over trademark, copyright

If Disney is successful in their lawsuit against the Miami couple that runs Tio Fiesta Decorations & Events, they could win millions of dollars in damages. Tio Fiesta is accused of using unauthorized Disney trademarks on costumes and decorations in … Continue reading

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