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DC Comics Trademarks Superman ‘S’ With Curious Timing

Yesterday, DC Comics filed to register the Superman ‘S’ symbol as a trademark for belt buckles. It looks as if someone might have been going through their trademark on the symbol in recent days for… some unknown reason… and found …

Do Marvel Trademarks Indicate Rocket Raccoon, Alpha Flight, Black Panther, Ant Man And Strikeforce Morituri Digital Comics On The Way?

It’s always fun to follow an official trademark application. It can show the intent of a publisher, but also how much they care about the trademark being applied for. It costs money, so it’s often not done willy nilly, often …

DC Ramps Up Plans For Nightwing, By Trademark, Ahead Of Batman Vs Superman Movie

So DC Comics have registered a trademark on an image. I haven’t got access to the image in question. But it is described as “NIGHTWING on a bat.” Which sound like the current DC Comics logo for the comic. Looks …

DC Comics Trademarks “Gotham”

Earlier this year, Twentieth Century Fox registered a trademark for the word “Gotham” for; Entertainment services in the nature of a television series featuring drama; providing on-line information in the field of television and video entertainment featuring drama via the …

Marvel Trademarks Fantomex… Is There A New Title On The Way?

  Does Marvel have a Fantomex title on the way? They have register trademarked the name of the X-Force character recently for comics and comics-related stuff, and Marvel usually does that kind of thing when they have stuff planned… Or …

DC Comics Knocks Out Cheqout Over Superman Trademark Case

DC Comics has won an appeal in Australia that we reported on earlier this year as part of a series of case being pursued ahead of the release of the Man Of Steel movie. Fitness company Cheqout has advertised a …

The Return Of Jim Lee’s Divine Right: The Adventures Of Max Faraday?

In the mid nineties, Jim Lee wrote and drew a comic book called Divine Right: The Adventures Of Max Faraday, about a computer science student who manages to download an equation of mystical power, giving him access to ancient knowledge …

Marvel Trademarks Kimota!

They already have the Marvelman trademark. Well, possibly aware of how DC published “Shazam!” all those years starring a Captain Marvel, Marvel have now trademarked Marvelman’s copy-cat cry “Kimota!” for use in; Comic books; magazines featuring printed stories in illustrated …

Is Marvelman Closer Than We Think?

Three things have happened very recently. One is that Neil Gaiman’s opposition to Todd McFarlane’s trademark registration for Miracleman was withdrawn. Because Todd McFarlane had abandoned his claim on Miracleman. Word Mark MIRACLEMAN Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 016. US …

DC Comics Loses Trademark Fight Against Superloans

Yesterday, assistant commissioner of trademarks in New Zealand, Jenny Walden, as declared that Superloans character Buck does not infringe the Superman trademark of DC Comics/Warnr Bros The Dominion Post reports that Walden said that, “although it was clear Buck was …

DC Comics Buys Thor, Iron Man, X-Men And Spider-Man. On Twitter

A few days ago, Bleeding Cool pointed out that DC had bought Marvel as a Twitter search keyword, so that anyone who searched for Marvel got a DC ad up front for the New 52 relaunch. While not illegal, this …

Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Batman – The Trademark Fight

The Herald in Rock Hill reports an ongoing trademark battle between BATS BBQ, a barbeque restaurant in the area and DC Entertainment. Beau and Travis Broussard (the restaurant is an acronym of Beau And Travis’S) sougt to trademark their name …