Comics Company Registers Trademarks In Gambling Categories

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Dec 29, 2017

Observers opine that the move is just part of a protective strategy rather than an actual entry into gambling verticals

The recent move by DC Comics to register several of its trademarks (The Dark Knight, Green Lantern, The Flash, Man Of Steel and Wonder Woman) in gambling and entertainment categories is being interpreted as a protective strategy by the company rather than an actual move into the gambling operational sector.

Gamblers will already be aware that the images and brands originating in comic strips and movies are already in use under licence in online slot machines, with developers using the material as the base for different and appealing game themes.

The categories under which DFC has extended its trademark registrations include:

* Entertainment services, including providing an online computer game; casino gaming; electronic casino gaming services.

* Gaming machines which accept a wager; reconfigurable casino and lottery gaming equipment, and operational computer games software sold as a unit

* Computer software and firmware for playing games of chance on any computerised platform, including dedicated gaming consoles, video based slot machines, reel based slot machines, and video lottery terminals.

* Online and in-person gambling games.

Brian Cullingworth

Infopowa news was a staple of Casinomeister’s news from 2000 until 2019. Brian Cullingworth was the main writer, contributor, and was one of the most knowledgeable persons I have ever known involved in the online casino industry.

We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.

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