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July 17, 2018

Law

The “Superhero” Trademark: how the name of a genre came to be owned by DC and Marvel, and how they enforce it

Our publication has a category devoted to “superheroes”. It is a genre to which we have paid disproportionate attention, primarily because it is in English (the language of most of our contributors) and because of the sheer volume of superhero-genre material generated primarily by American publishers. But what does the word “superhero” actually denote? The

“Litigation, Jim, but not as we know it”: Dr Seuss, Star Trek and Copyright Infringement in the US

It is a rare day that a Kickstarter campaign – and a successful one, raising $30000 – for a comic book goes on to detail intellectual property infringement as a legal risk for the venture: While we firmly believe that our parody, created with love and affection, fully falls within the boundary of fair use,