447: Mickey Mouse as Public Domain EXPLAINED by Law Professor B.J. Priester

Skywalking Through Neverland: A Star Wars / Disney / Marvel Fan Podcast

Jan 18 2024 • 1 hr 43 mins

YouTube version: https://youtu.be/TSAdvCZ2mgw

Law Professor B.J. Priester (FanGirl Blog) joins us to share the ins and outs of public domain and trademarks, especially as it applies to beloved characters like Mickey and Minnie Mouse. It has been 95 years since the introduction of Disney’s iconic mice and Tigger, which means anyone can use these characters without Disney’s consent. However, it’s a bit more complicated, and so much more interesting, than that, so BJ helps to break it all down, as only a lawyer can!

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