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    Default Indie Creator Takes on Marvel & DC Over "Super Hero" Trademark

    More than three decades after Marvel and DC Comics initially registered their joint trademark for "super hero," a small-press publisher is disputing their claims to the mark.


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    Yeah, good luck with that. Is this another "Well, at least people will know my name now" type of lawsuit?
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    I was gonna name myself SUPERHEROECWFAN1 ....but got a cease and desist letter from Marvel and DC . So I know how that poor bastard feels.
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    I'm surprised they were awarded that trademark. Can I trademark "sedan?"

    Oh, it has to be a compound word. "Sport sedan."
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    that chain you hear rustling is Disney headed down into the dungeon to unleash the lawyers for some "exercise"
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    Quote Originally Posted by dupont2005 View Post
    I'm surprised they were awarded that trademark.
    It was 1966 for some of the classes and 1979 for the others.

    Also, trademark is a lot looser than other forms of IP. You can register relatively weak descriptive marks as long as you're willing to put in the effort to protect them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dupont2005 View Post
    I'm surprised they were awarded that trademark. Can I trademark "sedan?"

    Oh, it has to be a compound word. "Sport sedan."
    Yes. Yes, you can trademark "sedan."
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