History Main / DisneyOwnsThisTrope

21st Jun '16 7:15:00 PM gewunomox
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* Soon after passenger Todd Beamer of Flight 93 uttered the words "Let's roll" on his cellphone[[labelnote:*]]Beamer helped rally the passengers to attack the hijackers, ultimately forcing the plane down in a field in Pennsylvania and probably averting the destruction of another major building[[/labelnote]], his wife tried to trademark the phrase, and actually attempted to sue NeilYoung for his use of the phrase in a song about the 9-11 attacks. Her petition for trademark was denied. Newark entrepreneur Iman Abdallah had filed first, planning to put it on t-shirts and coffee cups to raise money for the families. Eventually the Todd M. Beamer Foundation was granted a limited trademark for use on audio recordings.

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* Soon after passenger Todd Beamer of Flight 93 uttered the words "Let's roll" on his cellphone[[labelnote:*]]Beamer helped rally the passengers to attack the hijackers, ultimately forcing the plane down in a field in Pennsylvania and probably averting the destruction of another major building[[/labelnote]], his wife tried to trademark the phrase, and actually attempted to sue NeilYoung Music/NeilYoung for his use of the phrase in a song about the 9-11 attacks. Her petition for trademark was denied. Newark entrepreneur Iman Abdallah had filed first, planning to put it on t-shirts and coffee cups to raise money for the families. Eventually the Todd M. Beamer Foundation was granted a limited trademark for use on audio recordings.
20th Jun '16 3:11:10 AM rcmerod52
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* British telecommunications company Sky UK Limited owns a trademark on the word "Sky". ''VideoGame/NoMansSky'' developer fought a three-year long legal battle with this company over the usage of the word Sky in the game's title, and was luckily allowed to use it. Microsoft was not so lucky, and had to change the name of its cloud storage service from [=SkyDrive=] to [=OneDrive=].
18th Jun '16 8:13:36 PM nombretomado
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* LegendOfTheFiveRings originally had a logo of five rings interlocking to form a circle. Then the Olympics Committee informed [=L5R=]'s makers AEG that they had a trademark on ALL logos featuring five interlocking rings in any configuration - by an act of Congress, no less. This forced AEG to redesign the card backs with a new logo (five non-intersecting coins), with all the problems one would expect from changing the card backs on a CollectibleCardGame. AEG attempted to mitigate the damage by giving out large numbers of opaque-backed card sleeves at conventions, and the first expansion to feature the new card backs included a full set of sleeves in every starter deck at a loss.

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* LegendOfTheFiveRings ''TabletopGame/LegendOfTheFiveRings'' originally had a logo of five rings interlocking to form a circle. Then the Olympics Committee informed [=L5R=]'s makers AEG that they had a trademark on ALL logos featuring five interlocking rings in any configuration - by an act of Congress, no less. This forced AEG to redesign the card backs with a new logo (five non-intersecting coins), with all the problems one would expect from changing the card backs on a CollectibleCardGame. AEG attempted to mitigate the damage by giving out large numbers of opaque-backed card sleeves at conventions, and the first expansion to feature the new card backs included a full set of sleeves in every starter deck at a loss.
16th Jun '16 10:19:52 AM nielas
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* On ''Series/{{Powers}}'' many superheroes earn money through merchandising and there are many powerful marketing firms who specialize in promoting superhero brands. When [[spoiler: Retro Girl]] is killed, a new heroine tries to step into her shoes and starts to use the name and costume. The marketing company execs are furious and are prepared to sue for trademark infringement but the company president tells them to stop being idiots. If they can sign the new superheroine to a contract, they can promote the LegacyCharacter aspects and make even more money.
2nd Jun '16 8:17:37 PM eroock
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[[quoteright:270:[[Webcomic/CatAndGirl http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/catandgirl_disneyownsthistrope.png]]]]
[[caption-width-right:270:[[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} When you wish upon a star]], all your dreams will become ours!]]

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[[quoteright:270:[[Webcomic/CatAndGirl [[quoteright:327:[[Webcomic/CatAndGirl http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/catandgirl_disneyownsthistrope.png]]]]
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[[caption-width-right:327:[[Disney/{{Pinocchio}}
When you wish upon a star]], all your dreams will become ours!]]
2nd Jun '16 2:28:30 PM dunerat
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***This appears to have been at least partially resolved, with the [[http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2014/11/07/ftc_patent_troll_settlement_mphj_charged_with_deceptive_sales_claims_and.html FTC slapping the trolls with a complaint.]]


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** In the US, at least, you only have to defend it (such defense may be determined to require actual use, depending on the nature of the mark and the filed usage) and file a periodic maintenance action with the USPTO.
14th May '16 4:43:51 PM KingClark
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[[caption-width-right:270:[[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} When you wish upon a star]], all your dreams soon become ours!]]

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[[caption-width-right:270:[[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} When you wish upon a star]], all your dreams soon will become ours!]]
14th May '16 4:43:36 PM KingClark
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[[caption-width-right:270:[[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} When you wish upon a star]], your dreams become ours!]]

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[[caption-width-right:270:[[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} When you wish upon a star]], all your dreams soon become ours!]]
11th May '16 8:30:44 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Force feedback (the "rumbling") in controllers is owned by a company called Immersion. Sony had a scuffle with them in 2006 which was why the initial PlayStation3 controllers didn't have the feature.

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* Force feedback (the "rumbling") in controllers is owned by a company called Immersion. Sony had a scuffle with them in 2006 which was why the initial PlayStation3 UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 controllers didn't have the feature.
5th May '16 12:09:36 PM rcmerod52
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*** Apple also doesn't have the rights to use the name "iPhone" in China, as it is a trademark for leather products. Apple has been fighting a legal battle with the company that owns this trademark since 2012.
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