Ninth Circuit Asked to Time-Travel to Resolve Comic-Con Trademark War

Considering whether to travel back in time 50 years to resolve a trademark question not considered by a jury when it found San Diego Comic-Con’s mark is enforceable, a Ninth Circuit panel on Wednesday questioned whether the term “Comic Con” was generic when first used by the decades-old comic convention.

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University Presidents Call New Student Athlete Pay Law a ‘Crisis’

Less than three months after California passed a landmark law that will allow college athletes to earn money from the commercial use of their likeness, the National Collegiate Athletic Association held its annual convention in the Golden State Thursday to address the elephant in the room.

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San Diego Considering Tourist Tax Hike

Undeterred by last year’s failed sales-tax ballot measure to build the now-Los Angeles Chargers a new stadium, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer called Monday for a special election this November to raise the city’s tourism tax to expand the convention center, fix San Diego’s crumbling roads and solve a growing homelessness problem.

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