'It's San Diego vs. everyone else' in comic con lawsuit, Utah organizers say

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  • S-N-S Sandy, UT
    July 4, 2015 11:57 a.m.

    @netsrik:
    I agree with you.
    SDCC ignored all other perceived copy-cats until one came along that was big enough (and close enough geographically) to pose a threat.
    Having obtained trademarks in the past, I know firsthand the effort it takes to show uniqueness from other brands.
    The trademark office has clearly-defined rules as to what is accepted and what is not. Comic-con can be a registered trademark. Comic con cannot.
    I won't debate the rules. If anyone wants to condemn SLCC and argue in favor of SDCC, please save us all the time and research the trademark rules BEFORE posting your opinion.
    There is no question about the outcome: The court will rule in favor of SLCC, SLCC will become more popular, and SDCC will spend a lot of time cleaning egg of their face and trying to salvage their reputation.

  • netsrik Draper, UT
    July 3, 2015 4:14 p.m.

    SDCC feels threatened by how big SLCC got so fast. I don't see how they have a prayer in this. They're bullies.

  • I know it. I Live it. I Love it. Provo, UT
    July 3, 2015 1:43 p.m.

    So...

    Why didn't they sue until it said Utah? Why not the other states before us? I believe that question should be addressed by the court. I could state my reason and everyone might think I'm a bit out of the left field. But the fact that I don't need to say it and everyone will already know what I'm thinking, says enough by itself.

    If they weren't willing to sue others for doing it, then they should have no ability to sue anyone else. It's targeted and an unequal application of the law. And that's assuming they'd even win.

    The very idea that you can own an abbreviation is absurd!

  • Rick for Truth Provo, UT
    July 3, 2015 12:34 p.m.

    Wow, financial makes are in extremes, ISSI is threating the stability of the Middle East, Iran is about to become nuclear, The federal courts are distrorying the structure of society, and rewriting our constitution, and we have people suing over "Comic Con", really, Get a life people.

  • evansrichdm west jordan , UT
    July 3, 2015 9:19 a.m.

    Totally loved going to comic con in SLC.

    Just see if you can find a bigger place for the event or move some sections, book authors, to other buildings in the area.