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Old May 23 2013, 03:22 PM   #19
Admiral Buzzkill
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Re: TV GUIDE: "STAR TREK SHOULD RETURN TO TV...

CorporalCaptain wrote: View Post
That's funny. The text on my DVD of Star Trek (2009) clearly assigns copyright to both MavroCine Pictures and Paramount Pictures. Trademarks and logos are assigned to CBS Studios Inc.
Exactly so. The other poster clearly doesn't understand what copyright, trademark and licensing are.

CBS doesn't automatically have the rights to anything of the so-called "Abramsverse" that isn't contained in the shows they already own. Distinctive likenesses, designs, characters introduced in Abrams's movies and so forth are in no way the property of CBS; they belong to Paramount.

Paramount and Abrams have incentive to play ball with CBS in this regard, of course, since they're using Kirk, Spock and the gang as well as a lot of CBS trademarks under license.
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