Salt Lake Comic Con organizer testifies he saw no trademark barrier to 'comic con' name

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  • DHuber Palmyra, NY
    Dec. 7, 2017 5:30 p.m.

    They should have sought a change on venue to a neutral city not the city of the original Comic con or is it Comic--con or Comicon?

  • bass679 Novi, MI
    Dec. 7, 2017 7:34 a.m.

    I doubt it'll stick, you have to aggressively protect your trade mark, not just pick on the newest person. The Motor City Comic Con has been going on since 1989 and SDCC didn't think that was a violation of their trade mark.

  • NoNamesAccepted St. George, UT
    Dec. 6, 2017 6:19 p.m.

    I have a real problem when judges start imposing limits on what defendants can say from the witness stand. If a defendant wants to offer outrageous testimony, I believe jurors will see it as outrageous and judge it accordingly. Short of perjury, a defendant ought to be able say whatever he and his attorney are stupid enough to want to say.

    There are, of course, appropriate limits on what other witnesses may say from the stand lest inadmissible evidence infringes the defendant's right to a fair trial. But remember, it is the defendant who is entitled to a fair and impartial trial. The prosecution, the court, must both deal with all the challenges of the government having the burden of proof.

    When a judge prevents a defendant from saying whatever non-perjurous things he wants to, I start thinking the judge is a little too biased to be presiding.