The End of Comic-Con: Why Trademark Infringement .SUCKS More than You Think

Comic-Con and Comic Con—same thing, right? According to trademark law, yes and no. San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) is an entertainment, popular culture and comic convention held annually in San Diego, California. The convention started in March, 1970, under the name Golden State Comic Book Convention, whose inaugural event drew roughly 300 people. These days, this … 

 

Crash Course: What to do When Your Brand’s Advertisements Land on Unsavoury Content

Brands unwittingly advertising on unsavory content has been a major issue in 2017. Numerous big name companies, like Mercedes-Benz, Waitrose and Sandals Resorts, were shocked to discover that their advertisements were appearing alongside terrorism and pro-Nazi content. This revelation brings to light some realities. According to The Times of London, “An advert appearing alongside a …