History Main / DisneyOwnsThisTrope

22nd May '17 5:58:31 PM Kadorhal
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* Parodied in WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy when Stewie shares his Halloween candy with Brian and theyre forced to use several BlandNameProduct knockoffs instead of the well known brands.

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* Parodied in WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy when Stewie shares his Halloween candy with Brian and theyre they're forced to use several BlandNameProduct knockoffs instead of the well known brands.



** Also parodied when the gang is escaping from dirty cops and start talking about Burger-King with bland-names. Quagmire lampshades this with a short "I hate television bureaucracy" rant.
--> '''Joe:''' I made a call while you were all eating those big choppers and fresh-fries.\\
''' Quagmire:''' Oh come on, they don't own french fries!
** And the time that Peter made a propaganda ad about banning weed by [[HitlerAteSugar portraying Adolf Hitler and his fans as baked psychopaths]]:
--> '''Carter:''' Damn, that was Fox. They own the rights to Hitler and won't have us slandering his name.

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** Also parodied when the gang is escaping from dirty cops and start talking about Burger-King restaurants with bland-names. bland-names like "[=McDaniels=]" and "Burger Queen". Quagmire lampshades this with a short "I hate television bureaucracy" rant.
rant, then it's taken to extreme lengths near the end:
--> '''Joe:''' I made put in a call from the [=McDaniel=]'s payphone while you guys were all eating getting that nine-piece Chicken [=McFingers=] and those big choppers Diet Conks and fresh-fries.\\
those Fresh Fries.
''' Quagmire:''' Oh come on, they o- th-they don't own french fries!
''own French fries!''
** And the time that Peter made a propaganda ad about banning weed by [[HitlerAteSugar portraying Adolf Hitler and his fans as baked psychopaths]]:
psychopaths who were "inspired" to kill six million Jews by smoking pot]]:
--> '''Carter:''' Damn, Oh damnit, that was Fox. They Fox News. Apparently they own the rights to Hitler Hitler's likeness and they won't have us slandering his name.him slandered.
22nd May '17 4:41:18 PM rjd1922
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* In late January of 2016, WebVideo/TheFineBrothers controversially announced plans for [[WebVideo/{{React}} React World]], a reaction video network that tried to commercially affiliate the genre itself with their own channel by trademarking the term "React" and copyrighting reaction videos, which would give them a cut of the profits on all videos in the "reaction" genre. This led to a massive backlash against them from viewers and other [=YouTubers=] for supposedly trying to take control of reaction videos on [=YouTube=], and their subscriber numbers started dropping like flies (losing around 100 a minute because of their decision). On February 2, they repealed their decision, removing the licenses and subsequent Content ID strikes.

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* In late January of 2016, WebVideo/TheFineBrothers Creator/TheFineBrothers controversially announced plans for [[WebVideo/{{React}} React World]], a reaction video network that tried to commercially affiliate the genre itself with their own channel by trademarking the term "React" and copyrighting reaction videos, which would give them a cut of the profits on all videos in the "reaction" genre. This led to a massive backlash against them from viewers and other [=YouTubers=] for supposedly trying to take control of reaction videos on [=YouTube=], and their subscriber numbers started dropping like flies (losing around 100 a minute because of their decision). On February 2, they repealed their decision, removing the licenses and subsequent Content ID strikes.
18th May '17 1:52:44 PM rjd1922
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* Disney had attempted to block 'Music/{{deadmau5}}' from filing a copyright on his signature icon on the grounds that the mau5head would be confused for their own Mickey Mouse head icon. InternetBackdraft came shortly after. Later, they released Re-Micks [[{{Hypocrite}} which uses deadmau5's own signature song without his permission.]] They ended up settling the case [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/deadmau5-disney-settle-dispute-mouse-804072?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+thr%2Fnews+%28The+Hollywood+Reporter+-+Top+Stories%29 out-of-court]].

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* Disney had attempted to block 'Music/{{deadmau5}}' from filing a copyright trademark on his signature icon on the grounds that the mau5head would be confused for their own Mickey Mouse head icon. InternetBackdraft came shortly after. Later, they released Re-Micks [[{{Hypocrite}} which uses deadmau5's own signature song without his permission.]] They ended up settling the case [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/deadmau5-disney-settle-dispute-mouse-804072?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+thr%2Fnews+%28The+Hollywood+Reporter+-+Top+Stories%29 out-of-court]].
16th May '17 6:29:50 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/TomClancy [[http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=17950 sold the rights to use his name]] to UbiSoft.

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* Creator/TomClancy [[http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=17950 sold the rights to use his name]] to UbiSoft.Creator/{{Ubisoft}}.
8th May '17 2:30:40 PM JamesAustin
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-->-- Creator/StephenColbert

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-->-- Creator/StephenColbert
'''Creator/StephenColbert'''
8th May '17 2:21:28 PM JamesAustin
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-->-- ''Creator/StephenColbert''

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-->-- ''Creator/StephenColbert''
Creator/StephenColbert



* This is not as extreme an example as the TropeNamer, but Creator/DreamWorksAnimation acquired Classic Media in 2012. This means that [=DreamWorks=] owns the rights to ''TheLoneRanger'', ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'', ''Film/GeorgeOfTheJungle'', and ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}''. Disney had to pay [=DreamWorks=] to create a "Lone Ranger" movie. Amusingly, Buena Vista released a few Rocky and Bullwinkle videos in the '90s, and Disney already made movies based on ''Underdog'' and ''George of the Jungle'' long before [=DreamWorks=] acquired Classic Media.

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* This is not as extreme an example as the TropeNamer, but Creator/DreamWorksAnimation acquired Classic Media in 2012. This means that [=DreamWorks=] owns the rights to ''TheLoneRanger'', ''Radio/TheLoneRanger'', ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'', ''Film/GeorgeOfTheJungle'', and ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}''. Disney had to pay [=DreamWorks=] to create a "Lone Ranger" movie. Amusingly, Buena Vista released a few Rocky and Bullwinkle videos in the '90s, and Disney already made movies based on ''Underdog'' and ''George of the Jungle'' long before [=DreamWorks=] acquired Classic Media.
7th May '17 4:05:26 PM nombretomado
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* [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Games Workshop]] infamously attempted to trademark the term SpaceMarine. Thankfully for [[StarCraft Blizzard]], [[Film/{{Aliens}} James Cameron]] and [[ASpaceMarineIsYou others]] they were unsuccessful. However, in that case, the estates of [[Literature/{{StarshipTroopers}} Robert Heinlein]], [[Literature/{{Lensman}} Edward Elmer Smith]] and Bob Olsen (who coined the term in his novel "Captain Brink of the Space Marines" [1932]) would overturn Games Workshop in this.

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* [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Games Workshop]] infamously attempted to trademark the term SpaceMarine. Thankfully for [[StarCraft [[VideoGame/StarCraft Blizzard]], [[Film/{{Aliens}} James Cameron]] and [[ASpaceMarineIsYou others]] they were unsuccessful. However, in that case, the estates of [[Literature/{{StarshipTroopers}} Robert Heinlein]], [[Literature/{{Lensman}} Edward Elmer Smith]] and Bob Olsen (who coined the term in his novel "Captain Brink of the Space Marines" [1932]) would overturn Games Workshop in this.
19th Apr '17 1:04:10 PM superslinger2007
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* The phrase "NoAnimalsWereHarmed®", as seen in movie credits, is [[http://www.americanhumane.org/protecting-animals/programs/no-animals-were-harmed/ a registered trademark of the American Humane Association]], which monitors animal use on film and television productions. [[JustifiedTrope This is so that]] unscrupulous filmmakers can't put that stamp of approval in their credits without the Humane Society's actual involvement, whether by outright lying or by creating some kind of shill organization to rubber-stamp anything they do.

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* The phrase "NoAnimalsWereHarmed®", as seen in movie credits, is [[http://www.americanhumane.org/protecting-animals/programs/no-animals-were-harmed/ org/initiative/no-animals-were-harmed/ a registered trademark of the American Humane Association]], which monitors animal use on film and television productions. [[JustifiedTrope This is so that]] unscrupulous filmmakers can't put that stamp of approval in their credits without the Humane Society's actual involvement, whether by outright lying or by creating some kind of shill organization to rubber-stamp anything they do.
15th Apr '17 9:22:12 AM Titus88
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* After being expunged from Wrestling/TheBeautifulPeople, Wrestling/MadisonRayne tried to trademark the name and start her own Beautiful People.[[/folder]]

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* After being expunged from Wrestling/TheBeautifulPeople, Wrestling/MadisonRayne tried to trademark the name and start her own Beautiful People.People.
* In the dying days of {{Wrestling/WCW}} Wrestling/BookerT once feuded with his brother and another wrestler over the right to use the letter T in his name.
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14th Apr '17 9:16:44 PM Titus88
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* In season eleven of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' Tom Servo has a makeover to resemble BB-8 from ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. When the scene shifts back to the Satellite of Love, Tom is crying because Disney "threatened to break his dome" if he didn't abandon the makeover.

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* In season eleven of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' Tom Servo has a makeover to resemble BB-8 from ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. When the scene shifts back to the Satellite of Love, Tom is crying because Disney "threatened threatened to break "smash his dome" globe" if he didn't abandon the makeover.
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