History Main / DisneyOwnsThisTrope

23rd Aug '16 8:01:09 PM kazokuhouou
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* In ''WebComic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'', when Santa Claus came back from the dead to kill Wonderella for killing him, she finally defeated him by locking him in Disney's vault, making him Disney's intellectual property. Even ''Jesus'' was horrified by that.

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* In ''WebComic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'', Wonderella ''weaponized'' this trope when she tricked Santa Claus came back from the dead (who was trying to kill Wonderella for killing him, her because she finally defeated him by locking him killed him) into getting trapped in Disney's vault, making him Disney's intellectual property. Even the Disney vault. ''Jesus'' was horrified by that.that.
-->'''Jesus:''' Santa Claus is now property of the Walt Disney Company.
-->'''Wonderella:''' ''And Disney '''never''' gives back.''
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30th Jul '16 6:23:18 PM nombretomado
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* Also in the {{DCU}}, [[ComicBook/LexLuthor Lexcorp]] owns a little bit of everything. In fact, one of their sneakier schemes against [[{{Superman}} the Man of Steel]] was an attempt to trademark the word "Superman" that would have legally forced Superman to pay them a royalty every time he appeared in public.

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* Also in the {{DCU}}, Franchise/TheDCU, [[ComicBook/LexLuthor Lexcorp]] owns a little bit of everything. In fact, one of their sneakier schemes against [[{{Superman}} the Man of Steel]] was an attempt to trademark the word "Superman" that would have legally forced Superman to pay them a royalty every time he appeared in public.
13th Jul '16 12:11:12 PM DracoKanji
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*** What about '7'?
*** Nobody likes seven.
*** I told him that eating nine would have repercussions...
13th Jul '16 11:27:05 AM DracoKanji
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* Walmart tried to trademark their smiley face, but failed due to it being too generic. They have since changed their logo to an asterisk-like starburst they call "The Spark".

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* Walmart tried to trademark their smiley face, but failed due to it being too generic. They have since changed their logo to an asterisk-like starburst they call "The Spark". They brought back the smiley face, but use it in conjunction with The Spark now.
12th Jul '16 5:49:27 PM nombretomado
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* The Hebrew University in Jerusalem once tried mobile phone company Pelephone for using the name [[AlbertEinstein Einstein]] (as a synonym for ‘genius’, as it owns the copyright to his name) on an ad for their mobile internet service saying, ‘Suddenly everyone’s an Einstein.’

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* The Hebrew University in Jerusalem once tried mobile phone company Pelephone for using the name [[AlbertEinstein [[UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein Einstein]] (as a synonym for ‘genius’, as it owns the copyright to his name) on an ad for their mobile internet service saying, ‘Suddenly everyone’s an Einstein.’
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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[[caption-width-right:270:[[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} When you wish upon a star]], all your dreams will become ours!]]

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[[caption-width-right:327:[[Disney/{{Pinocchio}}
When you wish upon a star]], all your dreams will become ours!]]
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