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L-R Anthony Lemke, Jodelle Ferland and Alex Mallari Jr. at San Diego Comic Con 2017. L-R Anthony Lemke, Jodelle Ferland and Alex Mallari Jr. at San Diego Comic Con 2017.

Sorry comic fans. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit thinks an upcoming trademark trial between two of your biggest annual conventions is “banal” and a “run of the mill” civil proceeding.

Scott Graham

Scott Graham writes about intellectual property and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Contact him at sgraham@alm.com.

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