Mickey Mouse will soon belong to you and me — with some caveats

Walt Disney, creator of Mickey Mouse, poses for a photo at the Pancoast Hotel, Aug. 13, 1941, in Miami, Fla. (AP Photo, File)

An actor dressed as Mickey Mouse greets visitors at the entrance to Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort, April 18, 2022, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)

Mickey Mouse balloons appear at Disneyland Paris, May 12, 2015, in Chessy, France, east of Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

LOS ANGELES — M-I-C-K-E-Y will soon belong to you and me.