A woman in the UK was forced to cancel her Harry Potter-themed dinner party after receiving a warning from the Warner Bros. legal department.
The event included an ambiance of talking paintings and a dinner of pumpkin soup, butterbeer and cauldron cakes, but all fun halted when she received the following letter:
"While we are delighted you are such a fan of the Harry Potter series, unfortunately your proposed use of the Harry Potter properties… without our consent would amount to an infringement of Warner's rights."
They may have won the Potter battle, but the studio did not win the war!The party continues under the name Generic Wizard Night, but because she used to make money off of these dinners, the copyright-Nazis put a stop to it.
According to the hostess, "The night is totally a fan's tribute and is a one-off. It's not like I'm running a permanent Harry Potter restaurant…It is basically dinner parties that are paid for. I'm the cook and hostess. Each dinner takes four days of work and I make very little money from it."-I got this info and wordage from perezhilton.com
HOW could this hurt the franchise?! BESIDES the fact that letting one person use the name would force u to let others use it for evil?! I mean-They can't give a one time exception?! If I was J.K. Rowling, I'd stand up for this! It's flattering and WICKED kewl!!