Friday, June 6, 2014
Star Trek Makeup and Emblems
previous entry. As we noted there, the concern may be more about trademark infringement -- that the owners of Star Trek somehow endorse or are associated with your screenplay. This would also be the case for makeup and Star Trek emblems (although an argument might be made that creative makeup designs, like creative tattoos, deserve copyright protection). We can't predict whether CBS/Paramount Network television will see or care about your use, or whether they want to risk the wrath of fans by going after you. In any case, it appears as if your screenplay is within the parody/commentary universe which -- along with a prominent disclaimer -- may provide a strong defense for you on trademark and copyright claims (as it does for this film). In fact, you may wish to check out the DVD extras for Escape from Tomorrow for an interview on the subject with one of our favorite permissions authors.