San Diego Comic-Con Sues Salt Lake Comic Con Over Name

Caelan Dooley

Organizers of the nation’s largest comic and pop-culture convention is suing the Salt Lake Comic Con over the convention’s name, stating it confuses fans into thinking both conventions are affiliated.

The lawsuit, filed August 7th against Dan Farr Productions—the company that produces Salt Lake Comic Con—alleges federal trademark infringement. It states Comic-Con International holds the trademark on the term “Comic-Con” and accuses the Utah convention of attempting to “capitalize on SDCC’s creativity, ingenuity, and hard work through the unauthorized use of SDCC’s trademarks to advertise and promote Defendants’ own popular arts convention titled ‘Salt Lake Comic Con.'”

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