In San Diego Comic Convention’s trademark infringement case against the operator of a Utah comic book convention involving the trademark COMIC-CON, two orders entered by the federal district court in San Diego— a suppression order prohibiting the Utah operator for commenting on the pending litigation over the Internet and on social media platforms and a disclaimer order requiring the posting of the suppression order requirements on the operator’s social media outlets—were unconstitutional prior restraints on speech, the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco has ruled. Thus, the district court was ordered to vacate its suppression and disclaimer orders (San Diego Comic Convention v. Dan Farr Productions, October 26, 2017, per curiam).

A full summary of this case has been published on Kluwer IP Law.



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