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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Past historic 6: Elzie Segar, icon creator

The sixth item in the little bundle of photocopied articles on IP history which this Kat researched and wrote back in the 1980s, when he was still a full-time academic, has a very different focus to that of its predecessors. Its subject is Elzie Segar (1894 to 1938). 


Though relatively little is known of Elzie Segar, this man is credited with creating some of the best-known icons of the 20th century and beyond: Popeye the Sailor, Wimpy and Jeep. This article takes a look at the man, his creations and some of the litigation that surrounded them

This article appeared as "Elzie Segar, Intellectual Property Creator Extraordinary" and was first published in [1986] European Intellectual Property Review 373 to 376. You can read it in full here.

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