themes and trademarks for sleepover businesses

Popular themes and trademarks for sleepover businesses are areas where you should tread carefully and do your research on. The last thing you want for your business is to be hit by a large fine from a company owning the right to something.

Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer or an expert in this field. I have researched and read what I can and am passing on what I have found out. For any legal advice please speak to a lawyer who is an expert in the copyright field.

With a few films coming out in the near future which may have an influence on our sleepover themes, I thought this might be a good topic to write about in this blog.

Many event planners use themes and resources which break trademark and copyright laws. So far, they have been lucky enough to get away with it but as a busniess owner – do you want to risk that?

Trademarks and Copyrights protect the creator and falls under Intellectual Property, which refers to creations of the mind such as; words, designs, books, music, processes, machines, etc. Trademarks, copyrights, and patents protect Intellectual Property.

Online stores such as Etsy, Amazon etc have multiple listings of items which have been made using licensed fabric and other such images HOWEVER this does not mean that they have been issued the rights to sell them. For example, did you know that if someone is selling some Star Wars licensed fabric and has received the rights to do so – when the fabric transfers to you – you are not allowed to resell that fabric in any form?

Did you also know that song lyrics can also be copyrighted? So, for example, the popular one at the moment is ‘We don’t talk about Bruno’. I have not searched to see if this lyric has a mark on it, but I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it hasn’t!

Sleepovers and Copyright

Many people have tried to get around the trademark issues by using phrases such as ‘inspired by’ or ‘influenced by’. This is used hugely on places like Etsy HOWEVER, contrary to popular belief, this does not actually make it ok! Using these phrases does not get you out of breaking any trademark or copyright infringements.

The best way to safeguard against any form of infringment when considering themes and trademarks for sleepover businesses is to just stay away from anything which could be conceived as trademarked or copyrighted. 

Think about the colours you can use and aspects which can not be solely related to the theme in question.

Watch out for further blogs from us where we can help you create specific themes without breaking any infringements.

Sleepover copyright laws