Batman Creators DC Comics Begin Legal Proceedings Against Valencia Over New ‘Bat’ Logo

Chris Wright

21st, November 2014

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By Chris Wright

Spain Soccer La Liga

It’s not exactly one you hear every day but Batman creators DC Comics have begun legal proceedings against Valencia after noticing that the latest incarnation of the Spanish side’s club crest is now closer to looking like the Bat signal than ever before.

According to Spanish paper Plaza Deportiva, DC have reportedly filed an official complaint with the OHIC, the European Union’s trademark registration organization, over the new reworking of Valencia’s badge – seen here…

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DC are claiming that the new version of Valencia’s bat symbol, with the wings upwardly outstretched, is now infringing on Batman’s famous logo.

The La Liga club have had a bat on their badge since 1919 (over 20 years before Batman was created), but until now the wing-tips had always been pointing downwards, you see…

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As yet there’s been no word from Bacardi, or Levante for that matter.

(Image via Eurosport)

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9 Comments

  1. Tom says:

    To be fair it does look a lot like the ‘Batman Beyond’ logo

  2. James says:

    Levante play Valencia this weekend as well. Isn’t it just batshit crazy.

  3. drags says:

    To be fair f*ck them. Theyve had a bat since forever. You don’t own bats cos you do batman comics.

  4. Ray says:

    It would be even better if it was the Batman Petrolspor logo! (Turkish football team)

  5. Harry Catknapp says:

    Why do they want to change it? current one looks pretty bat-tacular to me! KPOW!!

  6. pako says:

    What a joke these silly Americans are. They think because they patent every single shape and form, they have the exclusive rights to sue anyone in the world. Go see if we cannot draw circles or squares in our press because is owned. D’you know what? F*** them! Sorry it does not apply outside USA, maybe in Mars.

  7. Adil says:

    Ridiculous – there’s been over 30 official different versions of the Batman logo anyway. They won’t have anything to stand on. Google for evolution of Batman logo and you’ll see them all, someone made an infographic of them earlier this year.

  8. gocho says:

    eh, Pako, are you still butthurt that your former colony has bested you?

  9. Neil says:

    Totally agree with Pako. This is ridiculous, and sadly fairly common in the US.

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