Anyone Know Who Owns Copyright To Original Wonka Bar?

Business By ncsmorris Updated 10 Aug 2010 , 9:10pm by ncsmorris

ncsmorris Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 8:11pm
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I'm looking to do a cake and design it like the original Wonka bar. The one pictured here: http://www.spatcave.com/collect/mIMG_5635.jpg

Does anybody know who owns the copyright (I assume there is one) to this image so I can call and ask for permission? Would it be Willy Wonka the candy company? The studio that did the original movie? I wasn't able to find anything by doing a Google search. Any help is appreciated! Thanks in advance!

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SPCC Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 8:31pm
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I just looked on the bag of wonka chocolates we have in the freezer and it says it's trademarked to nestle in switzerland. not sure if it's different then the other chocolate bars. HTH

Doug Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 8:41pm
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Nestlé USA
Attn: Legal Department/DMCA Notices
800 N. Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91203

and

the original production company

http://www.wolperorg.com/



(original distributor: Paramount)

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FYI -- that image is of the MOVIE version.

Nestle may or may not control that version.

control could rest with Wolper Productions (the original production company), the distributor or even some other entity such as a university depending upon how rights to Wolper's movies have been managed.

(some directors donate copyrights to universities or other charitable organizations as a way of giving them continuing income. Most notable example: Agatha Christie and the rights to her stage play "The Mousetrap." The Girl Scouts of England have made a small fortune from owning the rights she gave them.)

cheriej Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 8:41pm
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I think it's Nestle

tesso Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 8:42pm
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wonka is owned and copyrighted by Nestle. Here is a link that should answer all your questions and has contact info for them.

http://www.nestleusa.com/PubFAQ/FAQs.aspx

ncsmorris Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 9:10pm
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Thank you! Very much appreciated!!

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