What's in a name?
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Tchaikovsky: facts about the great composer
6. What's in a name?
Tchaikovsky's ballet Sleeping Beauty has unwittingly become the subject of a hotly-contested trademark issue. The Walt Disney Company is currently still awaiting the verdict on their patent application for the name 'Princess Aurora', which is also the name of the protagonist in Tchaikovsky's work (and from which Disney borrowed large amounts of music for their 1959 film of the same name).