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The Art of Character Licensing


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Brand: LegalWorks
Copyright: 2004
Service #: 37005158
Sub #: 37005160
Shelf Space: 2 in.
Publication Frequency: Updated as changes in the law dictate
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The Art of Character Licensing



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Book - hardbound

In this book, the author sets out the legal principles that apply to character protection, spotting the most troublesome issues and suggesting how they can be resolved. He explores how copyright, trademark, and unfair competition each fall short in securing full protection, but can be helpful in lessening the risks. The author describes key subjects that require negotiation, including rights of use in different territories and media, mergers and uncoupling of new material, and credits and artistic control. For each issue, he provides authoritative answers coupled with suggested drafting language.


  • Includes a summary of two dozen maxims that serve as a guide for the commencement of character licensing
  • Includes a sample purchase agreement for character rights that sets out all the provisions protecting the parties interests
  • Includes text of 10 cases that are important precedents for the status of imagined characters as licensed property
  • Provides authoritative answers coupled with suggested drafting language for each issue discussed