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Is nyan cat copyrighted?

Answer

Wiki User
06/10/2011

Nyan Cat is eligible for copyright protection, but it seems the creator (Chris Torres, AKA PRguitarman) has not taken any steps to prevent its use by others.

On the other hand, the phrase "Nyan Cat" has been registered as a trademark, notably not by Chris Torres, for "Entertainment services, namely, providing a web site featuring photographic, audio, video and prose presentations featuring animated NYAN CAT character with music and effects."