Officials from AMC are taking legal action against the creators of comic book series The Toking Dead, citing copyright infringement on their hit series The Walking Dead. Reports the Calgary Herald.
The Toking Dead, published by Massachusetts-primarily based publishers Nonetheless Toking Enterprise’s INC., is a comic strip about two pals who open a marijuana dispensary and, when disaster strikes and persons mutate into zombies, they learn their weed holds the important to saving humanity.
According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, bosses behind The Toking Dead filed a trademark application back in August, 2017, but officials at AMC fired back with a cease and desist demand, claiming copyright infringement.
But the group operating on the comic pushed ahead with the trademark and at some point published The Toking Dead in June, 2018 in New York’s The Each day Gazette.
Now, executives at AMC have filed an opposition to the trademark, with the legal battle involving each corporations ongoing.