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Mickey Mouse in the Year 2023: What Happens Now?

By   /  April 15, 2013  /  Copyright Law, Intellectual Property, Student Colloquium, Trademark Law 

Mickey Mouse

There comes a time in the life of an expression, which is both copyrighted and trademarked, when the copyright will expire but the trademark will still exist. Consider a person wanting to use that expression, which would now be available for public use, but using it in a way that may infringe on the trademark owner’s rights or may tarnish the trademark owner’s reputation.

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