DC Comics Vs BBC International Over Flash Lights

DC Comics Vs BBC International Over Flash Lights

Posted by May 26, 2017 Comment

BBC International is not the broadcasting company we know and love, but a footwear firm.

Previously, they had run up against Marvel Comics over BBC’s attempts to trademark the black silhouetted image of a spider for their footwear products and, after much to-and-froing, abandoned their claim.

But as a result, they became a licensor to Marvel Comics, selling character-based shoes (as long as they’re not X-Men or Fantastic Four, obviously).


Could something similar happen with their next battle? Attempting to register the words “Flash Lights” and this image for new shoes…



… they have been challenged by DC Comics, who might see a similarity with one of their own trademarks, as modelled by a representative of Warner Bros.


Could this be the start of another beautiful trademark friendship?

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(Last Updated May 26, 2017 10:24 am )

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