Miami, FL asked in Copyright, Business Law, Intellectual Property and Trademark for Florida

Q: Do I need a licensing/trademark specialized lawyer?

I'd like to open a DC comics-themed restaurant, do I need to buy a license from them, even though most of the characters are not listed for Hotels and Restaurants?

4 Lawyer Answers
Adam Ira Skolnik
Adam Ira Skolnik
Answered
  • Deerfield Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Yes, as well as corporate and possibly tax. The characters, likeness and their use are currently owned by DC Entertainment which is a subsidiary of Warner Brothers etc..

Marcos Garciaacosta agrees with this answer

Adam Ira Skolnik
Adam Ira Skolnik
Answered
  • Deerfield Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Yes, as well as corporate and possibly tax. The characters, likeness, etc. (Intellectual Property) and their use are currently owned by DC Entertainment which is a subsidiary of Warner Brothers etc.

Depending on your the use of DC's intellectual property you will most likely have to pay for their commercial use.

Marcos Garciaacosta and Linda Liang agree with this answer

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
Answered
  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Mesa, AZ

A: You indeed do

Invest in consulting with an attorney to assess your risks and options.

cheers

Linda Liang
Linda Liang
PREMIUM
Answered
  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Yes, you definitely need a lawyer to access your risks and options.

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