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Published: Saturday, July 26 2014 8:35 p.m. MDT

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I know it. I Live it. I Love it.
Provo, UT

Interesting that they didn't care last year and now they do. They haven't cared that plenty of other cities have hosted a Comic-Con, but now that Utah sees some success, they care. This bully approach has become commonplace in the U.S. legal system and it's out of hand.

SDCC was able to register the trademark "Comic-Con".
Amazon was able to patent a lighting technique used for years to photograph products.
Apple thinks it invented the entire concept of a mobile phone that locks, or does anything really.

The legal ability to "call dibs" doesn't justify calling dibs on something that isn't really your work. The use of "Con" was used before Comic-Con. If I trademark the phrase "play the piano" does that mean no one can use it?

Imagine playing a ball game where someone patents the use of swinging a bat, so only one team gets to swing. We need competition to protect our free market, not owning things you didn't really invent, just so you can rig the business. I have always wanted to go to SDCC. I never will now.

Howard Beal
Provo, UT

Where's the injury. San Diego can have its convention. They will not lose any money if Salt Lake or any other city has a Comic Con convention. Lawyers...Sheesh...

Kings Court
Alpine, UT

Who on earth would confuse the San Diego Comic Con with the Salt Lake Comic Con. I mean....don't people know what city they are currently in when attending a convention?

Well....
Phoenix, AZ

There's also the Phoenix Comicon... wonder if the SD group will send lawyers after them, too, since the name's similar?

pocyUte
Pocatello, ID

Sweeeeeet.

It's going to be a real life battle between super heroes. Who is tougher, San Diego Superman or Salt Lake Superman? Only time will tell.

cjb
Bountiful, UT

I don't quite understand this article. Either the name Comic Con is trademarked or it isn't. Which is it?

Schnee
Salt Lake City, UT

Yeah if there's one thing fans of comics, movies, video games, etc are fond of, it's strict control over copyright...

Johnnyoh!
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I thought comic books were suppose to be commical, obviously
a comic book company without a sense of humor, Now that's funny.

Flashback
Kearns, UT

Wait till LA has a Comic-Con on the same weekend that San Diego has theirs, and no one goes.

GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

If San Diego was not able to trademark "Comic Con," then do they really have a leg to stand on?

starpilot
pueblo, CO

what in the world are the people thinking in SD beyond $$$$$$, because "Comic Con" is a phrase that's been around long before it made it's way to SD! There was a Comic Con in NYC in 1967! FF #1 was less than $10 there! LOL

gittalopctbi
Glendale, AZ

I think this San Diego lawsuit is a big Con...

WorldRunningWild
Salt Lake, UT

What I think Salt Lake's organization should do, to not only get rid of all the lawsuits and simultaneously expand to both Sci-Fi and reality is simply add to the name. SDCC supposedly has a "trademark" on the phrase "Comic *dash* Con", Salt Lake and all others should change the name to "Comic SPACE Con". That way you would not only have the comic/sci-fi still, but you could invite organizations such as SpaceX to come in and do demonstrations, etc.....just a thought

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