'Walking Dead' Creator Loses Trademark Liability Ruling

Law360, New York (November 30, 2016, 9:31 PM EST) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Wednesday rejected a bid by the creator of “The Walking Dead” comic book series and hit TV show to hold four entrepreneurs liable for trademark infringement over their plans to open a restaurant and sell merchandise, leaving it up to a jury to resolve the dispute.

U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp denied a summary judgment motion from Robert Kirkman's company to find that the defendants violated the Lanham Act, saying liability under the federal law requires the group to...
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