Bleeding Cool has learned that Phoenix Comic Fest (formerly Phoenix Comicon) has filed a motion in Arizona's Ninth District federal court asking the court to recognize Phoenix Comic Fest's right to use the Comicon name.
Bleeding Cool predicted two future consequences of this outcome: first, that other conventions would be open to lawsuits to SDCC, and second, that SLCC would most likely appeal the verdict. Immediately following the victory, in a Facebook post looking to the future, SLCC co-owner Bryan Brandenburg wrote of the monetary award: We were accused of causing $12,000,000[...]
San Diego Comic-Con Wins Trademark Battle Over Salt Lake Comic Con – But is Only Awarded $20,000 Damages
They have found that: San Diego Comic-Con owns the mark and that the SLCC used it without permission. The mark "Comic Con International" is valid and owned by San Diego Comic-Con, and that SLCC used it without permission. The same is found for the eye logo, finding that Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg, as individuals, and their company,[...]
Bryan Brandenburg, co-founder of Salt Lake Comic Con, says that the convention may turn to Crowdfunding to pay the legal fees stemming from its fight with
She also let the audience know that Laurel will be in the season five premiere of Arrow… probably a flashback to what she asked Oliver Queen to promise before she died… and that she is now under contract to all the WB/CW shows meaning the Black Canary could pop up on Legends of Tomorrow or[...]