Jury: "Comic-Con" trademark is Valid, awards SDCC 20K

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Jury: "Comic-Con" trademark is Valid, awards SDCC 20K

Post by class316 » December 9th, 2017, 11:39 am

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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Re: Jury: "Comic-Con" trademark is Valid, awards SDCC 20K

Post by Greg2600 » December 9th, 2017, 4:41 pm

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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Post by class316 » December 9th, 2017, 7:18 pm

I wonder how this ruling will affect the hundreds of little "comic cons" around the nation.
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Re: Jury: "Comic-Con" trademark is Valid, awards SDCC 20K

Post by MrTonyRuben » December 9th, 2017, 7:59 pm

They targeted Salt Lake because Salt Lake apparently parked a car, advertising Salt Lake Comic Con outside of SDCC.

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Post by class316 » December 9th, 2017, 8:51 pm

MrTonyRuben wrote:
December 9th, 2017, 7:59 pm
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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Re: Jury: "Comic-Con" trademark is Valid, awards SDCC 20K

Post by Luke » December 10th, 2017, 1:41 am

MrTonyRuben wrote:
December 9th, 2017, 7:59 pm
They targeted Salt Lake because Salt Lake apparently parked a car, advertising Salt Lake Comic Con outside of SDCC.
That's bad business.


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