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Preston Poulter Trademarks Comicsgate

Comic creator Ethan Van Sciver who has become associated with the hashtag, stated that Day had no right to the name, and that as Ethan then ran a YouTube show called Comicsgate Live, that he had the rights to make a comic book imprint called 'Comicsgate' rather than Day.However within days of this conversation, Antonio J[...]

Will Valiant Sue DC Comics Over Generation Zero Trademark?

Will Valiant Sue DC Comics Over Generation Zero Trademark?

But mostly about trademarks Yesterday, DC Comics announced that their DC Timeline and 5G lead-in for Free Comic Book Day would be a sequel to their Flash Forward comic by Scott Lobdell and Brett Booth, and be called Generation Zero.Which could be tricky as Valiant Entertainment also published a comic book called Generation Zero, only[...]

Is This the End of Marvel and DC's Defense Of The 'Superhero' Trademark?

For over fifty years, Marvel and DC Comics have co-owned the trademark for the word 'SUPERHERO' and have challenged any other firm or individual trying to partially trademark the term for their own purposes In 2009, the term "Super Heroes" was registered as a typography-independent "descriptive" US trademark co-owned by DC and Marvel With both[...]

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Marvel Comics Opposes Black Panther Trademark For Car Seats

Manufacturing company Guang Zhou Feng Niao Mao Yi You Xian Gong Si g Si, based in Laguna Beach, California, have a new business proposition that they are seeking to register a trademark for When it comes to selling Automobile seat cushions; Automobile windshield sunshades; Automotive interior trim; Baby carriages; Car seats for pets; Car window shades;[...]

DC Comics vs. Alaskan Clothing Company Over 'Wander Woman' Trademark

Joel Loosli of Alaska has a company called Claimjumper AK, selling clothing as "unique Alaskan apparel" -- and launching a number of registered trademarks as a successful company wishing to protect its marketshare might.However, that's not as easy when one of your product lines is called 'Wander Woman'.[gallery ids="908394,908395,908396,908397,908398,908399"]The trademark applied for would be to cover[...]

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POW Entertainment Tries to Register 'Stan Lee' Trademark Again

And it is attempting, once again, to register the trademark "Stan Lee".POW Entertainment has already had a live trademark for over 10 years for "Stan Lee Presents", as well as for "Excelsior".And there is also a live trademark for "Stan Lee" for jewelry from the '80s by a Stanley Orman, who is the former president of Stan[...]

Diana Gabaldon Investigates Disappearing Outlander Fanpages

What's Going On With Disappearing Outlander Fan Pages?

Speculation was that this was the effect of a bot of some kind sent out to spot sites selling Outlander products that infringed trademark or copyright--but a number of sites that don't sell anything were also shut down.]So, I got this official statement from Sony Pictures Television: "In an effort to ensure that each Outlander: The[...]

Nintendo May Have Plans To Make A Theme Park In America

If the trademarks being filed by Nintendo are any indication of the future, we're probably set to have a Super Nintendo World in America somewhere in the next few years NeoGAF posted this listing for a theme park trademark filed by the company last Wednesday, showing that they want to secure the Super Nintendo World[...]

Microsoft Renews Trademark On Scalebound, Despite Cancelling It Back In January

Microsoft today renewed their trademark on the title "Scalebound" despite cancelling the game back in January, as well as removing any previous mention of it from Microsoft's many web outlets The trademark renewal was spotted by Twitter user y2konya, even though Microsoft were in no danger of losing their trademark registration. that sparked some speculation[...]

Marvel's Lawyers Vs The Academy Of Martial Arts. Who Will Win?

Because the Academy of Martial Arts has chosen this as their logo, and to trademark it.And, in colour, put it to use.Well.. I expect Marvel Comics will be interested in showing these previously used and registered imagery...I think Marvel might just win, don't you? They do have all the moves...  Established in 1988, the[...]

Marvel And DC Comics Pull Out Of Defending 'Super Hero' Trademark

But one thing they do co-operate over is defending the use of the phrase "super hero" in the title of - well, anything not published by Marvel or DC.As it stands there are trademarks that both Marvel and DC are working together to challenge for Silicon Super Heroes by David Martini Jason Brodie for Super[...]

Warners And Rowling Trademark "J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World" With New Logo

As Warners and JK Rowling have, together,trademarked the words and have now created a logo for "J.K Rowling's Wizarding World" and registered it for, well, basically everything Including comic books.Anyway, it looks like this is Warners' new all-in phrase for JK's work that covers not only Harry Potter but the worlds outside of Hogwarts being explored in the[...]

Marvel Misquotes Stan Lee In Trademark Registration Of "With Great Power Comes Responsibility"

Who have just registered a trademark for the phrase "With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility" for "Shirts, tops, underwear and skirts."Tut tut tut To stop this kind of thing I guess, but even so...Here is the original use.And a reminder from the current Amazing Spider-Man writer. not according to Marvel lawyers and merchandise[...]

Pearl Jam, Seattle Seahawks And DC Comics – One For The Lawyers?

This just went out to Pearl Jam fans, Join us in our fight to end hunger by supporting the Seattle Seahawks Kick Hunger Challenge. Profits from the sale of this cool Pearl Jam x Ames Bros Seahawks gear goes to Food Lifeline to help feed the hungry. Is it just me or will m'learned friends […]

Marvel And DC Team Up To Fight For Their Super Hero Trademark

But when it comes to the trademarks it's a different story.Although many consider that the jointly held trademark for the words "super hero" by Marvel and DC may not that be defensible in court, they have jointly registered it, and jointly defend it against other people wanting to use it in their own trademarks.Such as[...]