Utah Comic Con Granted Trademark Amid Legal Battle

July 27, 2015

The organizers of a Utah comic-book convention have been granted a trademark for Salt Lake Comic Con amid a legal battle with the country’s biggest such event in San Diego.

Salt Lake City co-founder Bryan Brandenburg said the trademark announced last week will be decisive in the suit, but attorneys for the established San Diego Comic-Con disagree. The case appears headed for trial after settlement talks broke down earlier this month.

San Diego organizers contend that Salt Lake’s use of “comic con” in the name is federal trademark infringement and makes people think the two conventions are affiliated. Their Utah counterparts say dozens of conventions across the country brand their events that way.

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  • July 27, 2015 at 3:13 pm
    KY jw says:
    There are comic cons all over the US. Why is San Diego all bent out of shape about the Salt Lake City version?
  • July 27, 2015 at 3:11 pm
    KY jw says:
    1. Comic Cons are not just about comics 2. The 12 and under crowd does not have the money 3. Don't knock it until you try it - it's fun for all ages
  • July 27, 2015 at 2:42 pm
    Jon says:
    Really? This year, San Diego's comic-con attendees spent over $135 million in San Diego, generating almost $3 million in tax revenue to the city. Major marketing of new movies... read more
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