Marvel Comics Trademarks "Ghost-Spider"

When Marvel announced the cartoon Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors featuring a collection of Marvel's newer superheroes Spider-Gwen, Squirrel Girl, Ms. Marvel, Quake, Inferno, America, Patriot, Captain Marvel and Exile, it also gave us a new name for Spider-Gwen, Ghost-Spider.

The question is, would that name apply to the Spider-Gwen comic as well? Where the character is known as Spider-Woman in her own universe? Especially with a rumoured appearance on Agents Of SHIELD as well, featuring the Spider-Gwen/Spider-Ghost voice actress Dove Cameron.

Could she be appearing as Ghost-Spider? Would that be possible?

Either way, Marvel have suddenly started registering the trademark for Ghost-Spider for all sorts of things. Six separate registrations for…

Education and entertainment services

Toys, games and playthings; gymnastic and sporting articles (except clothing); hand-held units for playing electronic games for use with or without an external display screen or monitor; skins for covering and protecting apparatus; paper party favors; paper party hats; Christmas stockings; Christmas tree ornaments and decorations; snow globes

Bags; backpacks; calling card cases; coin purses; fanny packs; key cases; luggage; luggage tags; purses; umbrellas; wallets

Clothing, footwear and headwear

Paper and paper articles; cardboard and cardboard articles; printed matter; publications; books; photographs; portraits; paintings; photo-engravings; stationery; office and school supplies; school supply kits; temporary tattoo transfers; foam stamps; party bags; plastic sandwich bags; shopping bags

Apparatus for recording, transmission, processing, and reproduction of sound, images, or data; audio books; audio and visual recordings; video game software; computer programs and software; digital media; downloadable electronic publications; downloadable game software; downloadable mobile applications; consumer electronics and accessories therefor; eyeglasses and sunglasses and accessories therefor; binoculars; decorative magnets; graduated rulers; microphones; helmets; flotation vests; protective face masks not for medical purposes; snorkels; swimming goggles; swim masks

Note – no trademark registrations for comic books or anything… so the comic may well keep its name even if the character changes hers.


About Rich Johnston

Head writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world. Living in London, father of two. Political cartoonist.

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