If you’re planning a Harry Potter to celebrate Halloween with the kids, be careful. A London mom who likes to throw themed dinner parties has gotten a cease and desist order for her Potter plans.
According to the Telegraph, the lawyer who goes by the name Marmite Lover (er, OK?) received a letter from Warner Bros. warning her that her dinner party in her home was a “copyright infringement.”
Lover says her daughter is a huge fan of the books, and she’d planned a menu of butterbeer, pumpking pasties and Dumbledore’s favorite sweets.The side of the building would have been recast as Diagon Alley, and guests were to be greeted by a portrait of the Fat Lady demanding a password for entrance.
So what’s the problem? Lover was planning to charge guests 25 pounds for entrance. Warner Bros. asked that she “refrain from holding and/oroffering (sic) for sale any tickets to the Harry Potter Nights . . . Warner does not, of course, object to you holding a generic wizard/Halloween night at the Underground Restaurant.”
Lover has made the concession and changed the name, but she points out on her blog that Potter author J.K. Rowling was once a single mother herself. “Having