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I might be way off base on this but I thought if it was humor or done in jest it was OK. I know when movie spoofs get made they rip off the real movie but make it funny and then they don't have to pay licensing fees and what not.
So if I print a $100 dollar bill with Ronald McDonald instead of Franklin, that's okay?
... and they wouldn't tell me the details without making up the plan.
Tread very lightly here. I don't think your use would be covered under "satire". You are better off asking for permission first in this instance. Brand owners tend to be *very* possessive and defensive about their brands. The old adage says something to the effect of "It's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission". Well in this case saying "I'm sorry" could be very expensive. It's not worth it. I'd call and ask.As for adding Ronald McDonald to a $100 bill that's a whole different issue. Yes, you can print your $100 bill but the "art" must follow a few rules as I recall them: 1) No green ink, not at all. 2) The art must be reduced to less than 75 percent or larger than 150 percent. 3)The printed "money" must only be printed on one side.http://www.treas.gov/usss/money_illustrations.shtml