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?
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.
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.