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Marvel Entertainment usually goes to the trouble of trademarking a property when they plan on using their TV and/or film rights. If you go through their registry, you’ll find various trademarks for Star Lord, Agent Carter, Groot, etc. on the list. Well, it’s been brought to our attention that a little known character from the comic book universe has been trademarked, and if history is any indication, this character is about to see a live action incarnation sometime soon. Who is this lucky person? Well, it’s a woman. Kinda. And she’s a walking wrecking machine. Kinda. If you count beating the hell out of Wolverine and Deadpool wrecking machine material. Sounds like this character is the most awesome super being in comics history. Well, if that’s what you think, you’re dead wrong. (more…)

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In a move that wouldn’t even register as a big deal for any other company, DC Comics has trademarked a Nightwing logo for the purposes of merchandising. Described as “Nightwing” emblazoned on a bat, not unlike the character’s current New 52 logo (above), this logo has been trademarked for use on clothing, accessories and toys. Basically, everything from t-shirts to Christmas ornaments. (more…)

For the past several years, Guardians of the Galaxy has been in the bullpen as a potential future franchisee of Marvel Studios, the latest in a long line of Marvel Comics to get spun into its own movie. The final scene of The Avengers only added fuel to that fire by blatantly opening the door to the greater cosmic Marvel U. So are we getting closer to Guardians of the Galaxy becoming a film reality?

According to Bleeding Cool, Marvel Studios is doing the paperwork. They’ve filed 11 new trademark applications for Guardians of the Galaxy, which would encompass merchandising rights across jewelry, drinks, food, furniture, cosmetics, computer games, fabrics, paper goods, entertainment, internet services, and retail store promotions.

Now this may not be absolute metaphysical certainty that the Guardians of the Galaxy movie is underway, but if Marvel’s going to the trouble of dotting its i’s and crossing it’s t’s than maybe they’re getting close to announcing something. Or they’re just locking up some loopholes. It could go either way.

Are you Bastards anxious to see a Guardians of the Galaxy movie?

Source: Geek Tyrant

Apparently the Atlanta Braves own the trademark on the word “Braves”. Turns out they’re a Major Baseball League team. Who the fuck knew? I certainly didn’t, ’cause obviously sports and nerds don’t rub elbows unless said sport is a) virtual b) imaginary c) pretending to be a badass fictional character and d) running away from the cool peeps lest suffer a beating.

Anyway, so this baseball team owns the rights to the word “Braves” and they’ve got their panties in a twist because Disney-Pixar‘s wanting to trademark “Brave” for their upcoming movie… Brave.  By this, I mean they filed a formal objection to Pixar’s trademark application.  Even though trademarks do distinguish between the plural and singular, the Atlanta Braves are getting all bitchy and whiny about how they use both “brave” and “braves”.  Well, they should’ve trademarked both then, eh?

The people who own the baseball team had this load of bullshit to say:

[…] damages will occur as a result of Disney’s trademarks being approved as they have used the singular form before on merchandise and insist it is common for fans, media, et. al. to use the singular form when referring to a single player, whereas the pluralized form refers to the entire team.

Okay… really?  How fuckin’ damaging would it be to be associated with a children’s film?  A smart group of people would try to find a way to work with it and capitalize on this opportunity.  Also, anybody who gets confused between the movie and the baseball team and winds up in the wrong spot should answer to Darwin, ’cause bitches are too stupid to function in society.

Apparently the film was originally called The Bear and the Bow, but Brave is definitely a better choice.  Yes, there’s an option B but it’s fuckin’ lame and this entire case is pointless.  It is absolutely time to clear the bunched up panties from their vags.

Rant away in the comments, y’all.

Source: /Film