DC Trademarks: Nothing Unusual


So what’s happening over at DC Comics, with trademark registrations?

Not much.  Aside from the various listings for the new “DC Peel” logo, all I found was:

  • WOLF AMONG US (computer games, no listing online)  (Filed June 20, 2012)

Here’s the copy from the USPTO:

Mark Image

Goods and Services IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: CD ROM computer game discs; game equipment sold as a unit for playing a parlor-type computer game; downloadable software for use in playing online computer games, downloadable computer game software; Computer game software for use on mobile and cellular phones; video and computer game programs; video game cartridges; computer and video games which are designed for hardware platforms, namely, game consoles and personal computers; CD-ROM and digital versatile computer game discs and computer programs, namely, software linking digitized video and audio media to a global computer information network; downloadable publications in the nature of strategy guides
Standard Characters Claimed
Serial Number 85657219
Filing Date June 20, 2012
Current Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) DC COMICS E.C. Publications, Inc., a New York corporation, and Warner Communications Inc., a Delaware corporation PARTNERSHIP NEW YORK 1700 Broadway New York NEW YORK 10019
Attorney of Record Janet A. Kobrin
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

Why would DC Comics be registering a video game?  This is probably the subtitle for a game featuring a known superhero or team.

Now, if we search by the attorney of record, we find listings for Warner Entertainment in general.

  • MUGGLE (and many other Harry Potter marks)
  • OUTMY WINDOW (a photo sharing service)
  • TOOFAB.COM (a celebrity news website, in conjunction with TMZ)
  • WALLEY WORLD (Oh, the possibilities!  “Who’s the moosiest moose we know?”)
  • THE SANDMAN (television series)

Nothing too surprising.  Aside from no listings for “Dark Knight Rises”.  Or for comic book titles, like “Blue Beetle”. The trademark for the Sandman comic book was not registered until 2011, so that seems de rigeur.


  1. says

    I dunno. The Willy Wonka is a little surprising- I would have suppose that the estate of Roald Dahl has the rights to apply for willy wonka trademarks.

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