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chovynz chovynz at gmail.com
Thu Jul 8 13:26:27 PDT 2010

My mistake on the wording. The point is the same.

"Secondary character" or not, this is still a charater drawn by someone 
else and I'm pretty sure (99.9999999% sure) that she isn't public 
domain, so OCAL can't have her.
1) TV producers/networks would ask us to remove it. ( I can almost 
gaurantee that :) )
2) The original author probably would too, if they still have the rights 
to it.
3) It's the same thing as having Darkwing Duck's DuckMobile, or Mickey 
Mouse's Pluto.
4) They are cartoon characters. 2D Artwork. Real character are more 
difficult to trademark/copyright. Cartoon's are easy to see who has 
copyright (usually.)

Seems pretty clear to me that OCAL can't have Gadget. Did I do right? Or 
are you guys only objecting to the wording, not the fact that OCAL can't 
have her?

On 9/07/2010 5:21 a.m., Greg Bulmash wrote:
> 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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