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Can I create Christmas decorations of the Grinch Who Stole…

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Can I create Christmas...

Can I create Christmas decorations of the Grinch Who Stole Christmas' original program and sell them without infringing on the copyright ?

Lawyer's Assistant: What written documentation do you have?

Absolutely none. I carve and paint gourds and have an incredible idea for a Christmas gourd based on the Grinch.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?

No, nothing like that at all

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IP Lawyer: PhillipsEsq, Attorney-at-Law replied 7 months ago

Unfortunately, no. You would need to get permission from the copyright owner in order to proceed with your project.

I am sorry that I do not have better news for you.

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