Originally Posted by Rhodes
Why the changes are made to manga and anime when they are brought over to the US?
Er―did you compare the US version of an anime/manga with the Japanese version of it?
'Somy'-ish cases have already happened in Japan in the first place.
has written that when he drew a scene in a manga, the editor 'called for a retake' because the scene included a signboard which had a trademark. Someone's comment on that message by Asamiya says that if a lawsuit is filed in such a case, it is possible that the rights holder of the trademark wins the suit.
was used in Ga-Rei: Zero
, a 2channeller asked Glico
whether they had permitted the anime production company to use Pocky in the anime. Glico said to him that the anime production company had asked Glico's permission and Glico had given them permission. Glico also asked them not to use Pocky in horrific scenes.
So, anime/manga companies in Japan seem to tend to take care of that problem.