San Diego's Comic-Con has sent a cease and desist order to Salt Lake City Comic Con. According to Salt Lake's papers, the Tribune and Deseret News, Salt Lake has no intention of backing down. It doesn't know if San Diego's Comic-Con will pursue a lawsuit. Salt Lake may recruit support from dozens of other cities that have a "Comic Con" event.
According to the Deseret News, San Diego holds the trademark on "Comic-Con" with a hyphen "but abandoned its 1995 bid for the moniker 'Comic Con' with a space," not a hyphen. Salt Lake expects to draw 120,000 people to its Comic Con September 4 to 6 this year.