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WWE bought ECW in 2003 - How was Vince able to use the logo for Invasion?

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So apparently ECW trademark and assets were bought by Vince in 2003. So how was he able to use ECW logo/music likeness during the invasion without the legal copyright ?
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Did heyman still own everything yet cause he was working for wwe at the time anyway.

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Re: WWE bought ECW in 2003 - How was Vince able to use the logo for Invasion?

The founder of ECW worked for the WWE.

That's how.
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Re: WWE bought ECW in 2003 - How was Vince able to use the logo for Invasion?

ECW and WWE had a good relationship and a partnership of sorts.
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Re: WWE bought ECW in 2003 - How was Vince able to use the logo for Invasion?

I believe I remember hearing that they had purchased a temporary license of some sort through the bankruptcy court, citing their substantial investment into the company as grounds. At a certain point, there was a lot of blowback though, which may have played a hand in how quickly they killed the whole thing.
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