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Covered: artists re-interpreting comic covers. A quick word-search of the submission guidelines reveals no traces of 'law', 'legal', 'copyright', 'permission', 'infringe', 'sue' or 'indemnity' ... This is said not to be a parody site and, in the event that there is a statutory parody defence floating around, the site might not therefore be able to avail itself of it.
In a decision which, having remained unchallenged, can be regarded as final, the Romanian State Office for Inventions and Trade Marks (SOIT) considered that the opponent’s figurative trade marks were renowned worldwide, a concept which clearly included Romania. Registration of the national trade mark POLDO would enable the applicant to take unfair advantage of
Source: "Owner of Popeye and Wimpy figurative marks prevents registration of combined mark", by Delia Belciu and Andreea Bende (Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen, Bucharest), published online by World Trademark Review, 8 May 2012.