Save Zombie Boy

$1,360 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 60 people in 1 month
Mark Stokes  DALLAS, TX
I'm Mark Stokes, creator of the Harvey Award nominated webcomic Zombie Boy Comics . This year is Zombie Boy's 30th Anniversary. I created him in 1987 and since then he has been published in his own series of comic books and as an online comic strip since 2010. In 2015, I Kickstarted a book collection of my online comic strips.

In 2013, in an attempt to file for a trademark for “Zombie Boy” I was informed that a company was already in the process of applying for the “Zombie Boy” trademark in four goods and services classes including publications, merchandising and all manner of media. The trademark applicant has recently filed a Notice of Publication, the final stage before they are given the trademark, and I've since filed an extension of time to file an Opposition. I have until April 1, 2017 to make that filing. I need to hire a lawyer and raise enough capital to oppose and apply for the trademark in my name if I want to continue using the name Zombie Boy as I have been.

I am blessed that I am able to make my living as an artist, but now I'm fighting a battle that is beyond my financial means. Zombie Boy and I have taken a lifelong journey together, and if I don't fight, I could lose the right to publish this character who I have worked with for over half of my life. Please help save Zombie Boy!










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Update 2
Posted by Mark Stokes
17 days ago
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I've hired a trademark attorney who is helping me begin the process of preparing and filing an Opposition and make a preliminary attempt for a resolution to my trademark issue. Trademark law is so convoluted and there are so many nuances as to how the laws work, some of it is hard to explain in simple terms. My attorney is like a wizard when it comes to all the arcane knowledge that's required to do his job. So far, things are going well. I'll keep you all tabbed on his progress.
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Update 1
Posted by Mark Stokes
27 days ago
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Hey everyone! Thanks to all of you wonderful contributors, we're about 25% funded! I can't say thanks enough to all of you for believing in me and this cause! And thanks also for helping spread the word, it means a lot to me!
Thanks for believing in this cause!
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Patrick McCuen
29 days ago
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You can do it!

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$1,360 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 60 people in 1 month
Created February 21, 2017
DD
$50
Debbie Dunning
19 hours ago

Lov'n you ever since "CrashPow"!

$20
Anonymous
1 day ago
$10
Hector Rodriguez III
1 day ago

Mark has been trailblazing the way for web and indie comics!!!

TG
$20
Timothy Green
1 day ago

Good luck with the campaign, Mark!

BH
$10
Billy Haney
1 day ago
PD
$20
pj day
1 day ago

Take luck!

MM
$20
Michael McNiel
3 days ago
$30
Jeff Amano
3 days ago
$20
Denny Fincke
3 days ago
1
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Good luck Mark!

SL
$20
Steve Lewis
3 days ago
1
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Patrick McCuen
29 days ago
3
3

You can do it!

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