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Thread: Why Did Jupiter's Children Change Its Name To Jupiter's Legacy Anyway?

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    Default Why Did Jupiter's Children Change Its Name To Jupiter's Legacy Anyway?

    Recently, Mark Millar stated that Jupiter's Children, his upcoming Image book with Frank Quitely now scheduled for April, was changing its name to Jupiter's Legacy because;
    We just preferred it when we were playing around with finished logos and decided to tweak the title while we still could
    Is that the whole story? Posted on Facebook;
    Mr. Millar, we've sent a cease-and-desist letter, regarding your use of "Jupiter's Children," to your inbox. Please cease utilizing the brand name in violation, or we will pursue legal action.
    That was from one Marcus Singletary, singer/songwriter for the band Jupiter's Child. And the US trademark office seems to have found in his favour, saying;
    ?Series of comic books; graphic novels; books and magazines featuring comics, fiction stories and non-fiction stories relating to people, arts, leisure and entertainment; comic books; non-sports trading cards; non-sports postcards; non-sports stickers and non-sports posters.?

    The registrant?s services are:

    ?Entertainment in the nature of visual and audio performances by a musical band.?

    The applicant?s stories relating to people, the arts, and entertainment, as well as comic books and magazines featuring comics and novels, are all presumably on the topic of musical bands, such as the registrant?s band,?* rendering confusion likely as the same consumer is likely to be interested in all of these goods and services. When goods and services offered under nearly the same name in trade are used ?conjointly?, confusion is likely.
    The trademark for the Jupiter's Children comic had been applied for jointly by Millarworld Limited and Frank Quitely Ltd. The trademark offices accepts appeals and I'd say Millar and Quitely would have had a good chance, as the comic is not on the topic of musical bands. It's a hell of a thing to presume.

    But it looks like they have gone for a name change as the easiest option.

    That is until they start licensing spinoff alcoholic brands and come face to face with Virginia's own...



    Neither Mark Millar or Lucy Unwin of Millarworld, or Frank Quitely responded to inquiries.

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    So we're meant to understand that a band whose name is derivative of a Steppenwolf song from 1969 is going to complain becuase someone not at all associated with music is appropriating their stolen name? Oooookay.
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    I believe it. Millar has too much pride to admit otherwise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RussBurlingame View Post
    So we're meant to understand that a band whose name is derivative of a Steppenwolf song from 1969 is going to complain becuase someone not at all associated with music is appropriating their stolen name? Oooookay.
    It's Rich's way of finding weird, long-way-around links between barely-important things, rather than report actually interesting news

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    Overly litigious nincompoops. Remember when the band "Arrested Development" sued the show "Arrested Development?" Ugh.
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    I'm still waiting to punch Millar in the stomach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gr8alberto View Post
    Overly litigious nincompoops. Remember when the band "Arrested Development" sued the show "Arrested Development?" Ugh.
    "Ugh" nothing, that whole thing inspired the "MotherBoy" gags which were some of my favorites from the show.
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    Is this lamentable? If so, then we need this:
    Smashing Pumpkins - Jupiter's Lament - YouTube

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    What is with Mark Millar that he can't tell the truth about anything?
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    He makes things up for a living.

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