If I make a t-shirt for a non existent high school or business mentioned in a movie or tv show like -- say Camp Crystal Lake based on the movie Friday the 13th is that legal if their are no existing trademark fillings or copyrights --
yes. such is legal.
one cannot copyright protect a short phrase or name
If there is protection for such a "name" or "short phrase" it would be under Trademark law.
If you are sure there are no trademarks then you should be OK.
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