Marvel Comics Trademarked "Hail Hydra" A Day After Hail-Hydra.Com Made The News

img_20170517_184313710On the 11th of May, Bleeding Cool ran the story about there being a hail-hydra.com domain name that redirected to the White House website. We would later be the first to interview the domain name owner and explore where it had redirected to over the years.

On the 12th of May, the US Government received a trademark registration application for "Hail Hydra" from Marvel Characters, the legal owner of thousands of Marvel trademarks for Marvel Comics and Disney.

Thay are claiming it for "downloadable electronic publications in the nature of comic books, comic magazines and stories in illustrated form, comic books; printed periodicals in the field of comic book stories and artwork, entertainment services, namely, providing online non-downloadable comic books and graphic novels"

I bet that would include domain names as well. Of course, in order to keep a trademark, you must demonstrate use.

So expect Marvel to keep Hail Hydra-ing for the foreseeable future…

 

 

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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