DC Comics has filed a complaint with the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market against Spanish football club Valencia CF claiming that its use of a bat on its crest (pictured below) constitutes trademark infringement.
The bat has been used on the city of Valencia’s crest since the 13th century when a bat, as legend goes, landed on the flag of James I as he re-took Valencia from the Moors. The football club has used the bat in various iterations since 1919. The DC Comics hero first arrived on the scene in 1939.
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