http://fox13now.com/2017/12/08/jury-sid ... comic-con/SAN DIEGO -- A federal jury has ruled Salt Lake Comic Con organizers violated trademark law when they improperly used the words "comic con."
In a verdict handed down Friday afternoon, the jury sided with San Diego Comic-Con, which sued the Salt Lake event and its organizers, Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg. The jury found San Diego Comic-Con's trademark is valid, and Salt Lake Comic Con used it without permission.
San Diego Comic-Con sought as much as $12 million in damages from Farr, Brandenburg and Salt Lake Comic Con. Instead, the jury awarded them only $20,000 finding no willful infringement of the copyright.
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It's absurd, one would hope the trademark is canceled. It's like MLB suing because you opened a "baseball" themed restaurant.
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I wonder how this ruling will affect the hundreds of little "comic cons" around the nation.
They targeted Salt Lake because Salt Lake apparently parked a car, advertising Salt Lake Comic Con outside of SDCC.
Really? Interesting. I assumed they targeted Salt Lake because it became pretty big.
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