Writing Books/BOOK TITLES
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
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.