Writing Books/BOOK TITLES

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Can one use a bastardization of a word or phrase with impunity? For example if I wrote a book about President Bush and called it "Bush-Wacked" or Former NY Governor and entitled it All-Spitzered Up or about any public figure or institution

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Joseph...I am not a lawyer...so I asked my lawyer husband for an answer...but he is not familiar with all the copyright issues involving "Intellectual Property"...so the answer to your question is...we don't know.

However, I would be very careful and get legal advice before using anyone's name in a title. Many cities have free legal aid/advice available...the problem is you need a lawyer who specializes in intellectual property law.

Sue

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I can answer various questions about how to create characters for fiction writers.

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Two published books, Heroes and Heroines, and Ten Steps to Creating a Memorable Character, plus years of teaching both on-site and on-line

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Several national magazines...had monthly columns

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BFA

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