Trademark News & Screw-ups Disney Denies Father's Request to Add Spider-Man to Son's Gravestone, Stirs Controversy

This is the perfect illustration that sometimes, it's better to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission. Disney could not afford to be on record giving someone permission to use their character on a tombstone. But would they have gone to court suing the parents if they had somehow found out about it themselves? Unless, of course, the father WANTED Disney to know about it. But that would mean that it wasn't about the son in the first place. It would mean that the whole thing was about getting publicity. Which I really hope it wasn't.

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