According to this release, the judge in the CITY OF HEROES litigation (background here) has dismissed certained trademark claims brought by Marvel against the provider of a multi-player online role-playing game that allowed users to create superhero ‘avatars.’  He also took Marvel to task for certain ‘false and sham’ exhibits and allegations (see here).  Hat tip to Kurt.

Bonus free-association: prior Blog post on ownership of the term SUPERHERO.