Marvel Trademarks Morbius and Shuri

Marvel Characters has applied to register a couple of trademarks in recent days. In the light of the Black Panther film and the upcoming series in October, they are registering 'Shuri' for 'Comic books; Printed periodicals in the field of comic book stories and artwork'.

And they are also registering Morbius, more widely, for 'Clothing, footwear and headwear, 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'

Aside from asking who would want Morbius The Living Vampire Christmas stockings, it might suggest that Marvel will be doing more with Morbius in months to come, ahead of Sony's planned Spider-Man franchise spinoff movie starring the character played by Jared Leto, directed by Daniel Espinosa from a script written by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama.

Because Marvel don't want Sony to corner the market in Morbius snow globes.

Marvel Trademarks Morbius and Shuri

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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