i don't see why DC wouldn't let someone start a character named wolverine. that's not how copyrights work. the first guy to register a name will get it. what does DC care if it bugs marvel that people are using their names?
"DC cares if they get sued by marvel because someone is using one of their characters names and appearance without marvel getting paid for it. that is in fact how copyright works"
lol, thanks. i love when people who aren't lawyers act like they understand copyright laws. that IS NOT how it works, but thanks for trying, it was an adorable read. :P
and marvel can't sue anyone for making a wolverine in a videogame, any more than anyone could sue if you made a final fantasy character you loved or even making someone called jesus (and i'm not talking about hispanics!). your reasoning is way too simplified.