When arguing a trademark case, it is useful to be able to show confusion in the marketplace.
Well, with the story we reported yesterday, of Texan burger franchise Whataburger going after DC Comics over the similarity of their logo to the Wonder Woman logo, there’s plenty of evidence on hand, going back years, courtesy of twitter.
This doesn’t demonstrate who would win. But might suggest that two logos will enter court and only one will leave.
We begin in 2009…
Enroute to Garland. ION: Whataburger logo is the WonderWoman logo!
— Mel (@dansr) February 1, 2009
Does Whataburger's logo look like "W" from Wonder Woman's costume to anyone else but me? I have to get more sleep!
— Jim Browning (@jimbrowningjr) July 24, 2009
why do whataburger and wonderwoman share similar symbols? that just threw me off.
— wally kardashianwest (@wondywoms) March 11, 2010
Everybody thinks my wonder woman shirt is a whataburger shirt cause of the 'w' haha x)
— Alex Z. (@AleexZee) May 18, 2011
still boggles my mind that wonder woman and whataburger share an emblem. #copyright?
— wally kardashianwest (@wondywoms) July 21, 2011
— Mike Haseloff (@TheMicker) September 24, 2011
"I always thought that whataburger was wonder woman's house when I was a kid." @courypalermo #twambush haha
— Bex Reiff (@bextrax) December 3, 2011
— Thomas Q Brady (@thomasqbrady) January 9, 2012
So im wearing my wonder woman shirt. And my college softball coach says what is that? A whataburger shirt? Really Dude? Ha!
— christina (@TXSweetheart12) January 25, 2012
Every time I see the WHATABURGER logo I think Wonder Woman!!
— Varian David (@VarianDavid) March 3, 2012
How did Whataburger get away with steeling the Wonder Woman logo?!…. http://t.co/mOWet18P
— Cody Decker (@Decker6) March 25, 2012
I'm wearing a wonder woman shirt. This girl came up to me and asked if I worked at whataburger. Dumb bitch
— izma (@hanamarieee) March 29, 2012
MY BROTHER THOUGHT THE WONDERWOMAN SYMBOL WAS THE WHATABURGER LOGO. wat. No. Just. No.
— Kait Arnett-Fryer (@TankKait182) June 19, 2012
I never heard of whataburger before people started assuming that's what my Wonder Woman shirt represented.
— CJ🏳️🌈 (@filmbuffcw) September 29, 2012
I think I'm partial to Whataburger because the logo reminds me of Wonder Woman. http://t.co/d1u3BiCf
— Nicole Corley (@gocaddywhompus) October 17, 2012
Everybody is aware that Whataburger stole their logo from Wonder Woman, right? pic.twitter.com/7MWnQ8Qo3C
— Mia (@Mia_Ria) March 20, 2013
"What is this whataburger place everyone talks about? I thought it was Wonder Woman.."
— Caitlyn Wilson (@LilLynWilson) June 15, 2013
@ThatKevinSmith Is it just me or is it a little sexist that Wonder Woman's symbol looks a lot like Whataburger's?
— Tyler Cox (@mrcoxie) August 3, 2013
I assume that somebody else somewhere at some time has also confused the Wonder Woman logo for a new version of the Whataburger logo. I hope
— Church Dad Jokes (@MrChurchGuy) October 31, 2013
— Joel Harrison Music (@JoelHarrisonAU) November 1, 2013
— Ben Adams (@BenJAdams_) February 25, 2014
W for Wonder woman or Whataburger? pic.twitter.com/kgbxDxeFYW
— geez the wheez (@trashkoozie) March 19, 2014
— JoJosBlock (@JoJoFabs) April 5, 2014
— Nikolaj (@nekimoto) August 29, 2014
Katelan-"is that a whataburger toy??"
Me-"that's Wonder Woman…" pic.twitter.com/3I2OX3Efkn
— Mason Holley (@masonholley_33) December 24, 2014
My boyfriend asked me earlier if the Wonder Woman symbol was the Whataburger symbol… wut
— nicole🌙 (@neekohl) January 3, 2015
— Christina Rodgers (@CTina7799) January 28, 2015
Which came first – Wonder Woman or Whataburger? pic.twitter.com/mqjmp7XUxO
— Ku (@EstherKuKu) March 26, 2015
Stopped by Whataburger before heading home. Jamez saw the sign and yelled "hey guys it's Wonder Woman". He's too funny.
— Mercy's Little Show (@mercyslittlesho) April 30, 2015
— Caryn 🦝 (@CarynOglevie) June 16, 2015
Jayden: "I didn't know wonder woman had a flag" Gianna: "that's a Whataburger flag"
— The Great N.I.S. (@thegreatnis) July 20, 2015
This chick was talking about how this person had a Whataburger tattoo…. It was a Wonder Woman tat 😶😶
— Buddy 🤠 (@TacoBellGawd) July 13, 2015
— Amanda (@Amandimation) November 1, 2015
mom: "Why do you have a whataburger keychain?"
me: "It's Wonder Woman.." pic.twitter.com/xqlD56fklX
— les (@artemislyfe) January 10, 2016
@Whataburger or is it Wonder Woman? Who knows
— c (@scruffymarcher) January 19, 2016
I can't be the only person that thinks of @Whataburger when I see the Wonder Woman logo, yes?
— Robert Luke!!!!!!!!! (@OhNoRobertLuke) January 19, 2016
— Mad About Movies (@MadAboutMovies) January 20, 2016
— Matias Mestas (@matiasmestas) January 25, 2016
That time I was drunk & asked this girl why she had the Whataburger logo tatted on her ankle. It was actually the Wonder Woman symbol…My b
— catch flights & feelings (@LookAtThemLegs) February 4, 2016
I just realized how much the Wonder Woman logo looks like the Whataburger logo, and now it's all I'll ever see in those movies.
— Ragan Ewing (@raganewing) February 19, 2016
— Monica Hsueh (@opium80s) March 7, 2016
I was pretty excited about my new Wonder Woman shirt until the lady at TSA said she also loved Whataburger. pic.twitter.com/PVRe0qPPSE
— gnumoon (@gnumoon) March 24, 2016
is it just me or doex wonder woman work at Whataburger?
— John Wiggins (@linuxgnuru) March 25, 2016
"Are you wearing a Whataburger shirt?" -my dad, looking at my Wonder Woman sweater
— spookelly🎃 (@kellyorsomethng) March 25, 2016
— Bree (@breerog13) March 28, 2016
I always get the @Whataburger logo and the Wonder Woman logo confused
— E-102 GABBA (@Gabatron3000) April 8, 2016
@AmyZiegfeld the first time I saw a whataburger I was hella confused bc I thought it wonder woman's logo
— Elizabeth 🔜 Halloween 🎃 (@lizzylynngarcia) May 2, 2016
— Scott Blickensderfer (@JL_Intramural) May 2, 2016
S/O to lady with a Wonder Woman emblem on her car but I legit thought it was Whataburger at first
— Jed ⚒ (@jugheadjed_) May 2, 2016
— SAMPIERIELLA💋 (@jackiesampieri) May 3, 2016
— Dr. Emily KW (@emilyooo) June 5, 2016
— Jason Sydejko KCCI (@JSydejkoKCCI) July 7, 2016
Every Time I See The Wonder Woman Logo, It Reminds Me Of Whataburger And Then I Get Hungry
— Young❌Níco (@DOPEITSNICK) July 23, 2016
My wife says the Wonder Woman logo looks like the Whataburger logo, now I can't unsee it.
— PhantoMantis (@PhantoMantis) July 24, 2016
— Alfred Perez (@AlfredPerezJr) July 24, 2016
Couldn't tell if that was the Whataburger or the Wonder Woman logo
— 12 Years A Jamaican (@TheHoustonAstro) August 3, 2016
Mark: "Hey look it's a Wonder Woman sign"
Us: "That's @Whataburger"
— Sam (@SammaLG) August 20, 2016
Are you not confused????