Marvel Files Opposition To Hasbro Over Dire Wraiths Trademark

We reported that this was very possible last year, but now it's all official. Last week the US Patent and Trademark office informed Hasbro that Marvel Comics was opposing their attempt to register "Dire Wraiths", the shapeshifting villains of the ROM Universe, created for the ROM comic book published by Marvel in the eighties, and which have continued to run around the Marvel Universe since..

Here are the pertinent parts of the filed document.

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