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San Diego Comic-Con files suit against Salt Lake Comic Con

Salt Lake Comic Con organizers essentially shrugged off the cease and desist letter from San Diego Comic-Con and so SDCC has filed a suit against the fledgling comic con. At issue is the use of the phrase “comic con” with no hyphen. SDCC owns the trademark for “comic-con” and believes Salt Lake Comic Con is infringing on the trademark and confusing attendees. More from the Salt Lake Tribune:

“[Salt Lake Comic Con?s] actions have caused, and will continue to cause, irreparable harm to [San Diego Comic-Con] and to the public which is deceived as to the source and sponsorship of [San Diego?s] goods and services,” the complaint reads. They had sent a cease-and-desist letter to Salt Lake last month, demanding the convention change its name.

Community Comments

#1 steve skelton
August/9/2014
@ 11:40 am

A quick search reveals the threatening existence of Comic Cons in Denver, Austin, New York, Boston, Chicago, Baltimore, and on and on. Next, they will sue birds for flying.

#2 Mike Pascale
August/12/2014
@ 11:09 am

UGH. Hate seeing SDCC resort to bullying. Ridiculous. The previous article, http://dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2014/07/28/san-deigo-comic-con-sends-cease-and-desist-letter-to-salt-lake-comic-con/ points out the contradictions in their actions (read the cogent comments as well).

I’d like to know how Salt Lake suddenly got to be the “third largest” in the country. I never heard of it until this year! I always thought New York and Chicago, and even WonderCon were larger.

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