Warner Brothers Spotted in Filing a Film Trademark for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Potterheads may have a chance to see a film adaptation of the famous Harry Potter play that is a direct continuation of the saga, but don't celebrate just yet as this could simply indicate Warner Bros. trying to safeguard for a future where the play could be turned into a film..
Brian Conway, an IP lawyer, spotted Warner brothers applying for a class 9 trademark in the UK, which specifies "motion picture films". Conway points out that Rowling herself has also filed a class 9 trademark for the play in the past.
He explained that while trademark applicants can file a "just in case" registration, the law says that they should only do so if they have some intention of creating something with it.
Although, JK Rowling has already stated that Harry Potter and the cursed child is NOT going to be a movie:
You heard wrong, I'm afraid. #CursedChild is a play. #FantasticBeasts will be 3 movies, though! https://t.co/7tvw4rolcR— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 29, 2016
We're still hoping though...
Warner Brothers Spotted in Filing a Film Trademark for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Reviewed by Siopao Master on 7/19/2016 09:50:00 AM Rating: