‘The Walking Dead’ Creator Says ‘The Walking Dead’ Restaurant Hijacked Brand’s Trademark
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Robert Kirkman, the creator of “The Walking Dead” is seeking an injunction against a restaurant in New Jersey that would like to operate a “Walking Dead”-theme establishment. The comic book creator has filed a lawsuit with the state’s federal court.
The Hollywood Reporter cited that the restaurant has already filed trademarks for “The Walking Dead” for its business, but Kirkman hopes that the court judge would see that these have been “hijacked.”
Named in the lawsuit are Philip Theodorou, Steven Theodorou and Anna Theodorou, which Kirman have also sued in December after they capitalized on the famous television series by selling T-shirts and other goods, per Comic Book Resources.
Kirkman insists that any trademark to “The Walking Dead” is his and even AMC only holds the license to the TV show, whch has been the network’s most-watched program. Currently, sales to Kirkman’s “The Walking Dead” comic books have eclipsed the $12 million mark. It was first released in 2003.