After losing the trademark battle with San Diego Comic-Con, but declaring victory, the organisers of Salt Lake Comic Con have seemed to concede that it is just possible they may have to change their name. They posted:
Official: The recent ruling on the trademark “comic-con” does not effect our ability to put on another #EPIC event next year September 6-8, 2018 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. The name may be changed. That is the only impact of the decision by the jury. We feel vinidicated that we were only guilty of joining 140 other conventions around the country calling ourselves comic con. The jury awarded only $20,000 in damages. We are fully funded and ramping up for 1-2 shows next year.
None of those other comic conventions seemed to side alongside Salt Lake during the case, though, and a number seem right now to be involved in a) changing their own names or b) licensing the name from San Diego owners Comic-Con International. Though this may lead to a year of lawsuits to come.
The other impact, however, is the million dollar cost of the action…
Would anyone have any suggestions for Salt Lake Comic Con’s new name for next year’s shows? Anything goes as long as it doesn’t have the word “Comic Con” in it.
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