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Do you need a license to sell Disney art?

Do you need a license to sell Disney art?

Copyright and trademark law says that you can’t make Disney items without a license. However, buying items, then reselling them is legal under the first-sale doctrine – you don’t need anyone’s permission.

Can I make Disney shirts for personal use?

You can make personal use Disney creations for yourself. As long as no money exchanges hand, it’s unlikely that you’ll be bothered by Disney. It’s important to realize that many personal use creations are still trademark infringements (like those that are traced from an internet photo).

Is it legal to sell Mickey ears?

There are a vast amount of shops who sell mouse ears, and they are legally allowed to. Disney does not own the rights to mouse ears. What they do own the rights to is Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. So, while ears are okay, the silhouette (including the head of the mice) is not okay.

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Is it illegal to make Disney shirts?

Answer: “Illegally.” You cannot legally make and sell any product with Disney lyrics, quotes, or characters on it without permission from The Walt Disney World Company. Unfortunately for small sellers, Disney has far more resources to legally pursue you and you will not win the battle.

Can I use Mickey Mouse on a shirt?

The safest way to use Disney characters’ images or names is to obtain permission from Disney to use the image or name. This permission to use the name or image is called a license. Prices for licensing Disney characters are not readily available to the public.

Where can I find more information about the Disney Studios license?

That said, your starting point is Disney’s licensing website, Welcome to The Walt Disney Studios Licensing Website, which has numerous FAQs and links.

What information do I need to obtain a Walt Disney license?

In addition to information on the product you wish to produce under a Walt Disney license, you’ll need to provide information about your company, including its name, address, phone number and primary executive contact.

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Can I get a license to sell Disney products?

The sad truth is that it’s unlikely you’ll get a license to sell Disney characters and products. When you use the intake form on Disney’s licensing website, you click on the category – muralist, costume maker, distributor, etc. – indicating what you want to do.

How do I write a proposal for a Disney product license?

Prepare you proposal. In addition to information on the product you wish to produce under a Walt Disney license, you’ll need to provide information about your company, including its name, address, phone number and primary executive contact.