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PostSubject: Trademark on Cap A's "ricocheting" shield    Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:28 am

So does this mean that no other character can throw a shield?
Or just that it can't be thrown and return like a boomerang?

If so, could I launch it some other way and get around this?
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PostSubject: Re: Trademark on Cap A's "ricocheting" shield    Wed May 02, 2012 6:17 am

It would be a copyright issue, not a trademark issue. Copyright's kind of a cumulitive thing. The more you have in common with Cap, the more it becomes clear that you are just copying. Liefeld's character Diehard had a boomeranging shield, but Diehard was a much different character than Cap. Marvel didn't have an issue with Liefeld doing boomeranging shields until he gave one to Fighting American, which made him almost identical to Cap. The Golden Age MLJ character, The Hun threw a round shield with a swatsika, although it didn't really rebound. So I think you can use the idea, as long as the character isn't otherwise a Cap clone.

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PostSubject: Re: Trademark on Cap A's "ricocheting" shield    Fri May 04, 2012 7:04 am

argosail wrote:
It would be a copyright issue, not a trademark issue. Copyright's kind of a cumulitive thing. The more you have in common with Cap, the more it becomes clear that you are just copying. Liefeld's character Diehard had a boomeranging shield, but Diehard was a much different character than Cap. Marvel didn't have an issue with Liefeld doing boomeranging shields until he gave one to Fighting American, which made him almost identical to Cap. The Golden Age MLJ character, The Hun threw a round shield with a swatsika, although it didn't really rebound. So I think you can use the idea, as long as the character isn't otherwise a Cap clone.

I Agree,You Make A valid Point.
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