batman.pngIPNews® – Rihanna’s attempt to trademark her legal first name “Robyn” has faced opposition by DC Comics, the publishers of the Batman series.

DC Comics has attempted to block Robyn from registering as a trademark by claiming that the name is confusingly similar to Batman’s sidekick Robin.  Rihanna’s application was filed in relation to magazines. 

batman-keys.jpgIPNews® – A custom car designer asked the California Central District to throw out DC Comics Inc’s lawsuit alleging he infringed on its trademarks and copyrights by selling replica Batmobiles.

Gotham Garage owner Mark Towle argued that DC Comics knew he had been building Batmobiles since 2003 and yet never told him to stop or

superman.jpgIPNews® – The heirs of Superman co-creator and original illustrator Joe Shuster lost a crucial ruling Wednesday in their attempt to reclaim the copyrights to the character from DC Comics.

A Los Angeles federal judge ruled that the copyright termination notice the Shuster heirs sent to DC was invalid, as a 1992 agreement between the

barber_shop.jpgIPNews® – DC Comics accused a Florida barbershop proprietor on Tuesday of misappropriating its trademarks for the Superman name and logo.

Reginal Jones, operator of Supermen Fades To Fros and Superman Pro Barbershop, is using Superman iconography on his barbers’ shirts, aprons and capes as well as the very names and signage of his businesses

disney.jpgIPNews® – A Southern California party costume business is facing copyright and trademark infringement claims from Disney Enterprises Inc., DC Comics and Sanrio Inc.

The entertainment companies claim The Party Animals LLC is selling, renting and distributing costumes featuring trademarked and copyrighted characters including Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Superman, Batman and Hello Kitty. To continue