DC is going up against Australian YouTube comic phenomenon Superwog. Theodore Saidden applied for a trademark registration for the characters shield like logo. Legal firm Baker & McKenzie and has filed its opposition to the registration application with IP Australia on DC’s behalf.
Saidden said he was sent letters months ago ordering him to close his website and stop producing stickers and t-shirts involved with his character. Saidden said that the issue is the logo is a bit too similar to Superman for DC’s liking.
Their lawyers have come back to us saying I can keep using the name Superwog but not register it as a trademark. But this is just ridiculous; they are not the same. I was just trying to do things properly and you get punished.