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Published: Monday, July 28 2014 9:50 p.m. MDT

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starpilot
pueblo, CO

I thought I left a comment on this, apparently not. Anyhow, I don't think SD invented the term comic con, it simply means comic convention. it's weird to see them be so odd about this - because very very very few people are going to think Utah is affiliated with SD.

MuseCat
Farmington, UT

It is just to funny that San Diego thinks that Salt Lake would roll over and play dead. I went through something similar with a start up company many years ago and San Diego doesn't have a leg to stand on. They missed a very important step in their trade mark filings, so sad :( but it is their mistake, so they need to quit trying to BULLYING their way into other company's businesses.

PLM
Kaysville, UT

Great title McKenzie!

Denverite
Centennial, CO

@starpilot: Actually, I think a lot of people could easily be confused and think the two have something to do with each other. Not those seriously into comics, perhaps, but everyone else.

And, IIRC about trademark law, if the San Diego people don't complain about it, it's understood that they have no objection to Salt Lake's use of the term (or near-term)--and then if anyone else were to try to use the Comic-Con trademark or something similar and San Diego complained about that, a judge could tell San Diego, "Well, you didn't complain about Salt Lake before, so clearly you don't care whether others use it or not, and so I will let these other people use it, too."

neece
Logan, UT

Seriously? Since when did they corner the market on "comic con" I personally think they need to grow up play nice... they aren't the only one's playing in the sand box.

Jamescmeyer
Midwest City, USA, OK

This is the dumbest thing read heard all month. I'll make sure never to patronize in San Diego again, though.

take2ndbreath
Princeton, TX

Comic-Con is trademarked. Comic Con is not, they didn't bother to do it in 1995 when they made the change. It's such a simple change, yet I bet legally they now don't have a leg to stand on. It's all so silly anyway. I mean, REALLY?!

100%TruePAtriot
cincinnati, OH

It's all about MONEY (and greed).

Comic Con was there for the benefit of the people, not a greedy corporate entity. It was supposed to be a contest, something FUN for people interested in that sort of thing.

Be forewarned though. Someone could use the common term 'comiccon' and trademark it just like they did with the letters H H O thus making it illegal to use those words or letters without permission.

Coke is trademarked even though coke is also the name for a type of carbon.

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