Valencia decides not to use new logo after complaint from DC Comics

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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. 


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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. 

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- Dan Gartland