What's DC Up To With The Infinite Crisis Trademark?

infiniteInfinite Crisis was a comic book mini-series launched by DC in 2005, and published digitally about a year ago.

But right now DC are applying for a new trademark for Infinite Crisis, in two categories.

Printed matter and paper goods, namely, books featuring characters from animated, action adventure, comedy and/or drama features, comic books, graphic novels, magazines featuring characters from animated, action adventure, comedy and/or drama features

Downloadable publications in the nature of books featuring characters from animated, action adventure, comedy and/or drama features, comic books, graphic novels, magazines featuring characters from animated, action adventure, comedy and/or drama features

A comics fan who works in this legal field told me;

Seems odd to spend money now unless something new was planned for this trademark…

I asked if it could be that DC are getting their ducks in a row ahead of Marvel's decision to publish a new comic Infinity for Free Comic Book Day, and was told;

it seems odd they'd spend the money to protect a former (not generally loved) series same without some plans in the future to do something with it. Perhaps the next video game to follow the Injustice: Gods Among Us game (and accompanying comic book)?

It's a thought…

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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