Carlsbad, CA asked in Copyright, Patents (Intellectual Property) and Trademark for California

Q: If I start a devotional blogger aimed at upholding Jedi conduct for better habits, do I need to ask Disney's permission?

This would be on the google Blogger server and would eventually carry a chain of willing authors as well as a great many Starwars links in support of the franchise.

2 Lawyer Answers
Robert Philip Cogan
Robert Philip Cogan
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  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • San Diego, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: The question raises copyright and trademark questions. In all likelihood Disney would not care if you supported the franchise. The facts do not indicate how you would make references to Disney properties or possibly use them. There may be ways to do it right. There are very many ways to do it wrong. Also, different rights owners have different levels of tolerance for fan fiction. This cannot be properly addressed without a review by an intellectual property attorney.

Marcos Garciaacosta agrees with this answer

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
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  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Mesa, AZ

A: Hard to tell. I would not do it. Check if they give licenses to fans like you.

Maurice Mandel II agrees with this answer

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