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Torch

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Scott

Subj: Ah, OK. Thanx, again, Man! *NT*
Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 at 07:14:53 pm CDT
Reply Subj: Re: Is this fallout from the old dispute between Marvel & DC over the name "Captain Marvel"?
Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 at 06:58:55 pm CDT

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Marvel owns the trademark to "Captain Marvel", that's why DC can't use those words on their covers or on the outside packaging of merchandise. When someone owns a trademark, you can't "trade" on their "mark" (make money on their ownership). DC owns the copyright to their Captain Marvel and can use the words "Captain Marvel" inside the comics.

From what I understand, Freddy now calls himself "Shazam" and now uses the magic word "Shazam". So just like when he was Captain Marvel Jr., he can't tell anyone what his name is without changing into his dual identity.

Scott

> Marvel owns the trademark to "Captain Marvel", that's why DC can't use those words on their covers or on the outside packaging of merchandise. When someone owns a trademark, you can't "trade" on their "mark" (make money on their ownership). DC owns the copyright to their Captain Marvel and can use the words "Captain Marvel" inside the comics.
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> From what I understand, Freddy now calls himself "Shazam" and now uses the magic word "Shazam". So just like when he was Captain Marvel Jr., he can't tell anyone what his name is without changing into his dual identity.
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> Scott