And it isn’t a Burger Chef burger, it’s a Carl Jr’s burger no matter what you call it. At least I assume they’re distinct… neither franchise has operating anywhere near here.
That isn’t a great analogy anyway. In my opinion, a literary character should ‘die’ with it’s creator. IMO half of my local broadsheet’s comics are zombies reanimated by their creator’s children or acquaintances. If you have talent and a name to trade on, create something of your own.