Sony battles DC Comics over ‘Zero Hour’ TM
See, we’re not the only comic company with trademark fights!
Sony has filed a petition to cancel DC Comics’ trademark hfor its 1994 comic book series ‘Zero Hour’.
In December 2017 Sony filed a trademark application (US number 87713622) for the title. The US Patent and Trademark Office rejected the application in September last year as the examiner found it was likely to cause confusion with DC’s marks.
Sony has now taken its fight to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, claiming that DC has not shown sufficient use of the mark in the period since it was registered.
Sales of a series published in 1994 cannot be considered “continuous” use of the mark, according to Sony.
Originally at www.worldipreview.com