HarperCollins Can't Escape Comic Author's Trademark Suit

Law360, New York (December 3, 2012, 7:23 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Thursday shot down HarperCollins Publishers LLC's attempt to dismiss allegations that the recently published fantasy novel "Carnival of Souls" ripped off the title of a previously released comic book, keeping alive the comic book author's trademark infringement claims.

U.S. District Judge Josephine Staton Tucker issued a minute order denying most of HarperCollins' motion to dismiss a suit from Jazan Wild, an author who says the publisher infringed a trademark covering his "Carnival of Souls" series of comic books by publishing a...
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