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Question about Licensing...plz help !!!

uzeeuzee subscriber Posts: 1
edited June 2007 in Protecting Your Ideas
This is my first time and a totally different area so please excuse me if the questions are too basic or stupid I have an idea for a product for kids and I would like to use the existing licensed brands like spiderman, ninja turtles, power rangers, dora, etc....My question is how do I go about finding information on licensed products and how to deal with them. I dont want like a company to make the product but rather would like to find out how to contact licensed product owners and find out what are the terms under which I can use the existing characters, etc. Is there a royalty that needs to be paid or how does it work? I hope I`ve explained myself, to be honest, I`m completely new to the business and legal aspects of copyright/licensing and all that stuff. If it works at all, eventually I think it will be a web based business.Any help and advice to atleast steer me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.Thanksuzee


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    pepperlegalpepperlegal subscriber Posts: 2 Member
    It depends on what you mean by "using" existing licensed brands.  What are you going to be doing with them?  I understand that you may not want to disclose your "secret sauce" to the public here, but it`s tough to give you a more definitive answer without knowing it.
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    uzeeuzee subscriber Posts: 1
    Thanks for your reply and for understanding my limitation without me saying it Ok. Let me try explaining as much as I can. I want to use the images of these characters on the product. For example you must have seen kid`s bed side lamps. You can get a regular lamp with an ordinary shade or you can get a lamp with  say a spiderman shade, or a dora shade, etc. The product I have in mind is not related to lamps or shades but thats the concept. Its not a new invention, just an existing product that I would like to customize for kids.
    Please let me know fi this gives you enough information...Thanks
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