And after several posts in the Mopar or Nocar thread...you never thought to mention this to me? Thanks alot.
This is not meant as a bash so please don't take it as such.
If you didn't think about the pitfalls of producing a licensed product when you got started you have not done your homework. and It's not my job to do your homework.
That said , Licensing issues come into play when your making parts / items with licensed trademarks on them and reselling for profit. Hubcaps with the word Dodge on them as an example. 'Dodge' is a licensed trademark, the hubcap isn't.
Reproducing parts from a long ago avail model kit , I doubt they'll even worry about . Using your 1970 Charger grille 'as an example' .
I don't dare say I know all the in's and outs of licensing and it's nuances,,,,, becasue I don't. Only what I know by talking to the people at Trademarking Resource Associates in Detroit . Even then it's only been when they've contacted me.
Like I said, I highly doubt they would even worry about you as a whole, but IMO call them and let them know your intentions.
BUT ( and theres always a but ) , should you decide to produce say an entire kit ( 1977 Charger as an example. ) My gut says they will want there share, but I could be very wrong on either account.
My previous shifter ball idea required no licensing , it bore no licensed trademarks on it in any way shape or form.
I know someone who made shirts with the Roadrunner and Willie Coyote figures on them. He received a letter telling him to stop and destroy all merchandise or pay licensing fees on such. But that was from Warner Bros , not Mopar......... true story.
Edited by gtx6970, 27 March 2013 - 09:37 AM.