The good news is that the legal saga continues, which means that Jason Goodman stands a good chance of being able to finally lay claim to what he must surely feel is his birthright. The bad news is that the legal saga continues, which means that more money will be spent on lawyers. The case has been ratcheted up a notch as Stevens’ recent application to end it, based upon his own declaration, along with screen-dumps of his then out of date web-site was recently denied, meaning that unless he can reach a settlement with Goodman, the fight will rage on for the name Atlas Comics and, if the case runs its full course, a resolution might not be sighted on the horizon until well into 2013, and could easily extend into 2014 and beyond. That’s not too shabby for a case that was opened in late September 2010 and is still contested.
What remains open for debate is if Jeffrey Stevens has actually produced a comic book for sale. Since 2010 Jason Goodman’s Atlas Comics has produced several comics and is producing more. Conversely Jeffrey Stevens, who filed for the Atlas Comics name in 2002 and was handed it in 2005, has yet to produce a comic book that anyone, outside of himself, has seen or recorded. As the Trademark Board commented, "The appearance of the ATLAS COMICS mark in a promotional flyer and in respondent’s correspondence does not establish that the mark is or has been in use on comic books.”
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