This summer, DC Comics sought to answer these questions with a suit of its own. A lawsuit against Jonny Resin, the company that made statues licensed from various actors who had starred in the Batman TV series from the 1960s. Such as this charming resin kit of Adam West in a Batman costume. You can see DC's point.
However Jonny's Resin has stopped selling these kits and DC Comics has just filed notice to drop its lawsuit against the company and the owner, John Stacks. The current Johnny's Resin website lists a number of the items, notes that the figures shown are personal copies and they are not for sale and links to the DC Direct site for all purchase enquiries.