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.

Marvel Comics Trademarks "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.


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