Trademark News & Screw-ups Nintendo grabs trademark for logo on Ash Ketchum's hat

Just recently someone asked me if it's legal to create products that copy the names or logos of fictional products or services from books and movies. My answer was, it depends on what steps the creators of those books and movies have taken to protect the fictional brands. This is a perfect example of what real businesses do to protect their fictional brands.

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