The Star Wars Corporation
The Star Wars Corporation, Inc. (SWC) was a company founded by George Lucas in 1973. It was a subsidiary of his Lucasfilm production company, set up to control various legal and financial aspects of his 1977 movie Star Wars, including copyright, and sequel and merchandising rights. By 1980, the company had been discontinued and its business was absorbed into the various divisions of its parent company Lucasfilm Ltd.
The corporation's name may still be seen on certain Star Wars related items, such as the end credits copyright notice of the film itself, and in reprints of Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker and Splinter of the Mind's Eye as the copyrights have not expired or been renewed.