Toledo, OH asked in Contracts and Copyright for Ohio

Q: If I use a drawing of a girl that resembles Freddy Krueger and put it on a makeup eyeshadow cover will I be in trouble?

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Tania Maria Williams
Tania Maria Williams
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  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • West Palm Beach, FL

A: The Craven estate owns the rights to Freddy Krueger and are actively enforcing them. Just last year, a company that makes action figures based on the Nintendo versions of Freddy and Jason has to stop production because of the ongoing legal battle over the rights to the characters. I wouldn’t suggest it because it may be a great waste of resources if you get a cease and desist.

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