Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Can I use a lot of stuff from Star Wars and not get sued?
can be protected under copyright law, your proposed book with Star Wars characters, locations, and the word 'Rebel' in the title could lead to a claim of copyright infringement. You'd be free to use the title Rebel Discord if you weren't borrowing from StarWars but the combined use of the characters and other elements with "Rebel" also makes it seem as if you're riding on the back of the Star Wars success and in that way. you're likely to confuse consumers (leading to claims of trademark infringement). Of course, It's also possible that Lucasfilm lawyers would never see your work and in that event this answer would be irrelevant.