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Greg Bulmash oneminuteinspirations at gmail.com
Thu Jul 8 10:21:01 PDT 2010

Usually, secondary characters aren't trademarked. For example, the
USPTO TESS trademark search engine does not turn up any results for
Launchpad McQuack, who was a regular character in both "Darkwing Duck"
and "Duck Tales". They did register "Darkwing Duck" as a service mark,
but not the individual supporting characters.

If they had created Launchpad McQuack branded products, then since
they were using the character himself as a trade brand, it would have
made more sense to trademark him.

While this might be a copyright violation, I do not think this
violates trademark.

- Greg

On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 9:57 AM, Nathan Eady <eady at galion.lib.oh.us> wrote:
> Nicu Buculei <nicu_gfx at nicubunu.ro> writes:
>>> http://www.openclipart.org/index.php?pretty=detail/71023
>> Are you sure the reason "trademarked" is right? Not "copyrighted"
>> instead?
> Both, I shouldn't wonder.
> --
> Nathan Eady
> Galion Public Library
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