Interesting that they didn't care last year and now they do. They
haven't cared that plenty of other cities have hosted a Comic-Con, but now
that Utah sees some success, they care. This bully approach has become
commonplace in the U.S. legal system and it's out of hand.SDCC
was able to register the trademark "Comic-Con".Amazon was able to
patent a lighting technique used for years to photograph products.Apple
thinks it invented the entire concept of a mobile phone that locks, or does
anything really.The legal ability to "call dibs"
doesn't justify calling dibs on something that isn't really your work.
The use of "Con" was used before Comic-Con. If I trademark the phrase
"play the piano" does that mean no one can use it?Imagine
playing a ball game where someone patents the use of swinging a bat, so only one
team gets to swing. We need competition to protect our free market, not owning
things you didn't really invent, just so you can rig the business. I have
always wanted to go to SDCC. I never will now.
Where's the injury. San Diego can have its convention. They will not lose
any money if Salt Lake or any other city has a Comic Con convention.
Who on earth would confuse the San Diego Comic Con with the Salt Lake Comic Con.
I mean....don't people know what city they are currently in when attending
There's also the Phoenix Comicon... wonder if the SD group will send
lawyers after them, too, since the name's similar?
Sweeeeeet.It's going to be a real life battle between super
heroes. Who is tougher, San Diego Superman or Salt Lake Superman? Only time
I don't quite understand this article. Either the name Comic Con is
trademarked or it isn't. Which is it?
Yeah if there's one thing fans of comics, movies, video games, etc are fond
of, it's strict control over copyright...
I thought comic books were suppose to be commical, obviously a comic book
company without a sense of humor, Now that's funny.
Wait till LA has a Comic-Con on the same weekend that San Diego has theirs, and
no one goes.
If San Diego was not able to trademark "Comic Con," then do they really
have a leg to stand on?
what in the world are the people thinking in SD beyond $$$$$$, because
"Comic Con" is a phrase that's been around long before it made
it's way to SD! There was a Comic Con in NYC in 1967! FF #1 was less than
$10 there! LOL
I think this San Diego lawsuit is a big Con...
What I think Salt Lake's organization should do, to not only get rid of all
the lawsuits and simultaneously expand to both Sci-Fi and reality is simply add
to the name. SDCC supposedly has a "trademark" on the phrase "Comic
*dash* Con", Salt Lake and all others should change the name to "Comic
SPACE Con". That way you would not only have the comic/sci-fi still, but you
could invite organizations such as SpaceX to come in and do demonstrations,
etc.....just a thought