The LL Whitfield Family Trust, a woman and minority-owned entity, has recently filed a lawsuit against Marvel and Disney for trademark infringement. The trust owns a registered trademark for the phrase "IHAVEISSUES" under Class 025, which pertains to clothing.
According to the lawsuit, Marvel and Disney began selling their own "I Have Issues" apparel featuring characters such as Deadpool and Comic Book Guy from "The Simpsons." LL Whitfield claims that they sent numerous notices to stop the use of their trademark, but these notices were ignored.
This situation raises several questions. How will Marvel and Disney respond to the lawsuit? What defenses will they raise? As a trademark owner, it is important for LL Whitfield to protect their brand and prevent others from using it without permission.
As of now, it is unclear how this case will proceed, and we will have to wait for Marvel/Disney to file its answer, but it will be interesting to see how it unfolds.
Read the Complaint: https://www.law360.com/ip/articles/1565928