So, this past Halloween I went out to eat at a restaurant and some of the employees were wearing Halloween costumes. Nothing too weird or elaborate. There were some women dressed in black with witches hats on, and like, a guy dressed as Clark Kent with the top few buttons of his shirt undone so that you could see the Superman logo on his undershirt.
Anyway, here's my question...couldn't that restaurant company technically get in really deep **** for allowing that kind of stuff to be done by employees while on-duty? I realize that this probably wouldn't happen. And stuff like "generic witch" or "generic devil" would probably be exempt. But specifically with stuff like Superman (which is an intellectual property that doesn't fall within the public domain), couldn't that restaurant technically get the balls sued off of them by allowing employees to work there while dressed like that (provided that they weren't given permission by DC/WB)?
I'm just curious, because that seems like a potential case of profiting off of someone else's intellectual property. Hell, I've heard of places having rules against using the "Happy Birthday" song because that's copyrighted and could technically get them sued (even if that's really unlikely to happen).