Marvel Comics Opposes Black Panther Trademark For Car Seats

Manufacturing company Guang Zhou Feng Niao Mao Yi You Xian Gong Si g Si, based in Laguna Beach, California, have a new business proposition that they are seeking to register a trademark for. When it comes to selling

Automobile seat cushions; Automobile windshield sunshades; Automotive interior trim; Baby carriages; Car seats for pets; Car window shades; Child safety harnesses for vehicle seats; Children's safety belts for use in vehicles; Children's safety seats for vehicles; Fitted automotive seat covers; Fitted car seat covers; Fitted seat covers for vehicles; Fitted vehicle seat covers; Motor car seats; Safety belts for vehicle seats; Spare tire covers; Steering wheel covers; Stroller hoods; Upholstery for vehicles; Vehicle head rest covers; Vehicle parts, namely, transaxles; Vehicle seat cushions; Wheelchair pads

They had only one brand name in mind.

Black Panther

You can see how that might be an issue to Marvel and Disney lawyers, even if they had no intention of manufacturing Black Panther baby carriages (and why not? They sound adorable. Wakanda forever.) The trademark application was accepted and published for opposition. At which point Jason M Joyal of Kelly IP LLP  acting for Marvel Characters has asked for a delay to the trademark application in order to oppose it…

May I suggest replacing it with Brat Panther? Especially for those baby carriages and children's safety seats…

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