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How to Host a Harry Potter Party and Not Offend Warner Bros

Issued: February 01 2010

Throwing a Harry Potter-themed dinner party resulted in one Londoner receiving a cease-and-desist letter from Warner Bros. What’s unclear is whether the studio used an owl to deliver the message, or whether it relied on less magical means.
Warner Bros made headlines last Halloween when it sent a cease and desist letter to a London woman, ordering her to stop planning two Harry Potter-themed dinner parties. Hamish Fraser and Kate Morton examine whether a Harry Potter party would be permissible under Australian law – or whether the studio might leave guests crying in their butterbeer.


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