CORRECTION: ‘Famous Monsters of Filmland’ trademark case
On March 27th, we wrote that “A long-simmering trademark dispute over who owns Famous Monsters of Filmland ended on Wednesday when a federal court in California issued a summary judgment against Ray Ferry, who had lost the trademark during a bankruptcy filing.”
The ruling was actually a temporary injunction. Quoting from Philip Kim:
At the request of all parties involved, I would like to clarify that
the ruling issued by Judge Gary Allen Feess was a “temporary
Injunction” not a “summary judgement”. A request and advancement of
this case would have needed to occur for a “summary judgement” venue.
No “summary judgement” ruling has ever been issued for this case so the
outcome of that ruling would be anyone’s guess.
Ray Ferry, Connie Beane and I, of our own volition, constructed a mutual settlement that best served the public and the fans.
We regret the error and have appended a correction to the original article.
As long as Ray Ferry never publishes another issue of FMOF, i don't care who has technical ownership of the trademark.