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Dec/15

SuperDad T-Shirt not Parody of Superman Shield Mark (on 12b6)


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DC Comics defeats motion to dismiss.  Defendant argued that its red and yellow 5 sided shield t-shirt design (see above) was a parody of the Superman red and yellow 5 sided shield.  Court holds that defendant’s use is not a parody of Superman that comments on Superman, but a merely humorous use of the shield.  In fact, plaintiff had made the same joke when it too sold a ‘SuperDad’ t-shirt.

DC Comics v Mad Engine, CD Cal, Dc 15, 2015.

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