DC Comics v. Gotham City Networking, Inc.

Selected cases
DC Comics v. Gotham City Networking, Inc.

2015 WL 4464694, Opp. No. 91194716 (T.T.A.B. July 17, 2015)

On behalf of DC Comics, the Firm successfully opposed two applications to register GOTHAM BATMEN and a batwing design in connection with entertainment and business networking services.  In sustaining the opposition, the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board held that BATMAN was "a famous mark in connection with . . . comic books and movies" and further that such "fame is transferred to a vast array of collateral or merchandising products that are purchased because they bear the BATMAN trademark; that is, consumers have come to associate the fame of BATMAN with the products bearing that mark."