I thought I left a comment on this, apparently not. Anyhow, I don't think
SD invented the term comic con, it simply means comic convention. it's
weird to see them be so odd about this - because very very very few people are
going to think Utah is affiliated with SD.
It is just to funny that San Diego thinks that Salt Lake would roll over and
play dead. I went through something similar with a start up company many years
ago and San Diego doesn't have a leg to stand on. They missed a very
important step in their trade mark filings, so sad :( but it is their mistake,
so they need to quit trying to BULLYING their way into other company's
Great title McKenzie!
@starpilot: Actually, I think a lot of people could easily be confused and think
the two have something to do with each other. Not those seriously into comics,
perhaps, but everyone else.And, IIRC about trademark law, if the San
Diego people don't complain about it, it's understood that they have
no objection to Salt Lake's use of the term (or near-term)--and then if
anyone else were to try to use the Comic-Con trademark or something similar and
San Diego complained about that, a judge could tell San Diego, "Well, you
didn't complain about Salt Lake before, so clearly you don't care
whether others use it or not, and so I will let these other people use it,
Seriously? Since when did they corner the market on "comic con" I
personally think they need to grow up play nice... they aren't the only
one's playing in the sand box.
This is the dumbest thing read heard all month. I'll make sure never to
patronize in San Diego again, though.
Comic-Con is trademarked. Comic Con is not, they didn't bother to do it in
1995 when they made the change. It's such a simple change, yet I bet
legally they now don't have a leg to stand on. It's all so silly
anyway. I mean, REALLY?!
It's all about MONEY (and greed).Comic Con was there for the
benefit of the people, not a greedy corporate entity. It was supposed to be a
contest, something FUN for people interested in that sort of thing.Be forewarned though. Someone could use the common term 'comiccon'
and trademark it just like they did with the letters H H O thus making it
illegal to use those words or letters without permission.Coke is
trademarked even though coke is also the name for a type of carbon.