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Q: Trademark and copyright law. How could I utilize parody law and fair use to legally use images/name?

I would like to use a recognizable character name and image in a satirical blog/online content context. What are the parameters of parody law and fair use policy that would allow me to do so legally? If this question is off base, how could I alter or tweak the image to comply with fair use effectively? If all of these questions are off base, how would I go about approaching a company about permission and licensing of a character’s image and name?

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A: Hi!

You are asking good questions but I think your best bet is to speak with an attorney so they can give you more specific advice. Copyright law is complex.

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