IRON MAIDEN SUING COMIC BOOK COMPANY
May 5, 2009
Don’t mess with the heavy metal band Iron Maiden — who have a hit called “Bring Your Daughter to the Slaughter” — but that’s exactly who one company just picked a fight with by naming its comic book “Iron and the Maiden.”
Iron Maiden is now suing Iron and the Maiden, LLC — because, according to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, the “confusingly similar” name was a ploy used to profit off the band’s heavily trademarked name.
Maiden wants the company to stop using the I.A.T.M. name to sell its comic books, video games and other merchandise — and also wants some money for the trouble.