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Monster Energy Amped To Reject Marvel's Monsters Unleashed Compromise

Written by Tim Midura on Tuesday, February 06 2018 and posted in News with Benefits

Monster Energy Amped To Reject Marvel's Monsters Unleashed Compromise

Monsters Unleashed ends in March, but lawsuits are forever.


Source: Bleeding Cool

Marvel Comics and Monster Energy Drinks have been in a lawsuit for some time now over the trademark registration for "Monsters Unleashed." The drinkmaker is claiming that Marvel's toxic relationship with fans caused brand confusion with their toxic energy beverage.

Marvel proposed an amendment to their trademark registration from “Comic books; printed periodicals in the field of comic book stories and artwork; posters” to “Comic books featuring registrant’s monsters and comic book characters; printed periodicals in the field of comic book stories and artwork; posters”.

The publisher is insisting Monster Energy does the same, but Monster isn't having it. They don't believe Marvel's amendment is enough to not cause brand confusion.

Monsters Unleashed was a comics anthology titles first released in 1972, that ran for eleven issues. The first issue contained seven stories from creators including Stan LeeGerry ConwayMarv Wolfman, and Roy Thomas.

Marvel EXXXCLUSIVELY gave The Outhouse a statement saying, "Due to Marvel's 1972 copyright for Monsters Unleashed, Marvel is citing precedent from court case Monster v. Don't Fuck With The Mouse."

The loser of the lawsuit will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, with the harshest punishment being having to read Marvel comics while drinking Monster energy drinks.

Monsters Unleashed





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About the Author - Tim Midura


Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.


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