La Liga club Valencia has decided to drop its proposed new logo after DC Comics said it looked too much like Batman's.
News that DC filed a complaint with the European Union's trademark body emerged last week, but the club issued a statement on Tuesday to clear things up. They filed a trademark application with the poetically named Office of Harmonisation of the Internal Market. DC then filed an objection to Valencia's application, but not a lawsuit, as some outlets had reported.
Valencia also points out that the club has used a bat in its official crest since 1922, not to mention the fact that the coat of arms for the city of Valencia has incorporated a bat for much longer. Batman didn't emerge from the shadows of Gotham until 1939.
- Dan Gartland