'''Fictional companies''' are often used in [[film]] or [[television]]<ref> {{cite news | first = Daryna | last = Tobey | title = 25 favorite fictional companies | date = 27 July 2012 | publisher = Cable News Network. | url = | work = Fortune | accessdate = 2013-05-01}}</ref> where [[copyright]] or the likely chance of being prosecuted exists from using the name of a real company. They may be used on television in countries where the use of real company names or trademarks is prohibited in dramatic presentations to avoid the possibility of [[product placement]]. An example of a generic fictional company is the [[Acme Corporation]].

The Maveric Universe has a variety of fictional companies,some paradodies of real companies,while others are simply useful plot devices to explain away sourse of income for characters and associeted families,places inventions and other technologies might be invented or provided.Companies like The Apollo Cafe is a play on Starbucks Coffee,in Lt.Starbuckbeing a character in both science fiction series Battlestar Galactica,his freind and partner of the show was Captain Apollo,hense the two have an association-Lt.Starbuck and Starbucks Coffee,can be associated with Captain Apollo and the Apollo Cafe.Saxbys Coffee can associated with a character in the James Bond movie Diamonds are Forever Burt Saxby-thus played by actor Bruce Cabott-so sence Cabotts Coffee Shop can be used as an inside joke.

Often, when a fictional company is used, it will be a [[parody]] of a real world counterpart, which would avoid any unwanted legal issues.<ref> {{cite news | first = Michael | last = Noer | title = The 25 Largest Fictional Companies | date = 11 March 2011 | publisher = LLC | url = | work = Forbes | accessdate = 2013-05-01}}</ref>

In other cases (such as [[Lost_(TV_series)| Lost's]] [[Oceanic Airlines]]) fictional brands have been carried across multiple series and even from movies to TV.  Oceanic first appeared in the 1996 movie Executive Decision and has been seen in multiple series and films, including its high-profile place in Lost.  

Other times a fictional corporation is an in-joke carried across multiple products by the same games developer, director, or writer.  The Ultor Mining Corporation, for instance, shows up in several video games from [[Volition,_Inc.|Volition]] including their modern-day Saint's Row series and the science fiction Red Faction series. Similarly Big Kahuna Burger fast food franchises have received at least a passing mention in several [[Quentin Tarantino]] movies. 

==See also==

*[[Evil corporation]]



==External links==

*[[wikiasite:fictionalcompanies|Fictional Companies Wiki]] – A wiki devoted to fictional companies.

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