San Diego Comic-Con Sues Salt Lake Comic Con for Trademark Infringement
San Diego Comic Convention has filed a lawsuit against Dan Farr Productions, LLC, Newspaper Agency Company, LLC, Daniel Farr and Bryan Brandenburg in the United States District Court, Southern District of California. The complaint is for federal trademark infringement and false designation of origin. Based on conversations with San Diego Comic-Con International the lawsuit was expected. Salt Lake Comic Con organizers are confident in their case and this legal action will not affect the comic con taking place September 4-6.
Salt Lake Comic Con 2014 is September 4-6, 2014 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Show organizers want to assure fans, partners, sponsors and the public that the show will go on. In fact, Salt Lake Comic Con 2014 will feature more than 200 celebrity guests and comic artists. The latest celebrity guest list can be found here and includes Hulk Hogan, Patrick Warburton and over 40 other celebrities, some still to be announced between now and the convention.
As an introduction to the lawsuit on their website, Salt Lake Comic Con states:
Currently Salt Lake Comic Con has only received a letter from San Diego Comic-Con to cease and desist. No lawsuits or court orders have been filed at this time. We hope to resolve this amicably with CCI but we also feel confident to defend ourselves in case San Diego does decide to pursue this through the legal system.