Saint George, UT asked in Intellectual Property for Utah

Q: Is it legal to create an alphabet board book featuring recognizable characters (from movies/TV) for each letter?

In order for the character or creature to be immediately recognizable I wouldn't want to stray too far from the original (probably trademarked) designs, but the art might be considered fan art, which I understand is in fuzzy copyright territory. Derivative works and fan art is regularly sold at conventions, so I don't know where this project might stand legally.

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Jefferson S Cannon
Jefferson S Cannon

A: If you are using this for personal use then you are just fine; however, if you intend to mass produce and re-sell then could and probably would be infringing on other companies rights.

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