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Meet Batman’s New (Trademark) Nemesis: Rihanna

Posted in Dilution, Famous Marks, Trademark Bullying, Trademarks, TTAB

After making (and remaking (and re-remaking)) movies, sequels, and prequels for nearly every comic book character in its library, it appears that DC Comics has finally found a new foe for its Batman franchise: music and fashion superstar Rihanna. The parties are squaring off at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board over Rihanna’s application to… Continue Reading

Batmobile: The Copyright Rises

Posted in Copyrights, Infringement, Law Suits, Patents, Product Configurations

Over the weekend, I saw an article in the Hollywood Reporter (which incidentally likes to quote our very own Catlan McCurdy, like here and here) discussing the copyright dispute over the 1966 Batmobile.  Warner Brothers and its subsidiary DC Comics sued the owner of Gotham Garage for trademark and copyright infringement of the Batmobile design. … Continue Reading