'Walking Dead' Creator Shuts Down 'Toking Dead' Trademark

Law360 (July 24, 2020, 4:37 PM EDT) -- The creator of "The Walking Dead" has won a ruling at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board blocking the authors of a cannabis-themed comic book called "The Toking Dead" from registering its name as a trademark.

In a decision issued Wednesday, the board rejected an application to register the "The Toking Dead" as a trademark for retail store services featuring clothing, mugs and other consumer goods.

Calling "The Walking Dead" a famous trademark worthy of extra protection, the board said the "Toking" name would confuse consumers into thinking it was connected with Robert Kirkman's smash hit AMC zombie series.

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