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Monday, August 11, 2014

Organizers of the biggest comic-book convention in the nation sued their counterparts in Salt Lake City over the event's name, saying it confuses fans into thinking the two are affiliated. San Diego Comic-Con's lawsuit, which was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Southern California, says the use of "comic con" in Salt Lake Comic Con's name constitutes federal trademark infringement. Numerous conventions call themselves comic cons, as Utah Comic Con organizers explained. "We really feel like they don't have a basis for this," Salt Lake Comic Con co-founder Bryan Brandenburg told the Salt Lake Tribune.

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They should let it go. Whatever gets these neckbeards out of their parents basements is a good thing.

#2 | Posted by rearendhat at 2014-08-12 08:00 AM | Reply | Flag:

There's 15+ more Comic Cons all over the US. CCI has a lot of suing to do.

#3 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2014-08-12 10:36 AM | Reply | Flag:

Organizers of the biggest comic-book convention in the nation sued their counterparts in Salt Lake City over the event's name, saying it confuses fans into thinking the two are affiliated.

OK, it has merit as I thought all ComicCons were connected, just held in different cities much like a band goes on tour.

#4 | Posted by kanrei at 2014-08-12 10:37 AM | Reply | Flag:

For the same reason that only Corky can use the term "Klown Kar"

#5 | Posted by DeadSpin at 2014-08-12 02:31 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Wait...So ...I, err, a "friend" drove all the way to Salt Lake City and the REAL Comic-Con is in San Diego?

doh!

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-08-12 08:04 PM | Reply | Flag:

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