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Old 03-07-2013, 08:28 AM   #559
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Default Re: 'X-men: DOFP' Official CAST Thread (announcements and discussion)

I'm not sure how you can copyright the term 'Mutant', its a general descriptive word in the end. Even that 'Mutant X' show was allowed to go ahead and they freely used the term (the lawsuit mandated they had to make some changes to distance it more from X-Men, which is was obviously copying, but it still went ahead).

Maybe Fox's deal has it stipulated they have exclusive rights to the term with usage to Marvel Characters (that may well have been a result of the settlement over Mutant X?).

I can't see how Fox can just own the term 'Mutant' without that though.

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