'The Walking Dead' Broadcaster Suing 'The Toking Dead' Creators
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Bosses behind the comic strip have filed a trademark application back in August 2017, but was quickly met with a cease and desist demand from AMC's officials who cite copyright infringement.

AceShowbiz - Officials from U.S. television network 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".

"The Toking Dead", published by Massachusetts-based publishers Still Toking Enterprise's INC., is a comic strip about two friends who open a marijuana dispensary and, when disaster strikes and people mutate into zombies, they discover their weed holds the key 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 team working on the comic pushed ahead with the trademark and eventually published "The Toking Dead" in June, 2018 in New York's The Daily Gazette.

Now, executives at AMC have filed an opposition to the trademark, with the legal battle between both companies ongoing.

Post-apocalyptic horror series "The Walking Dead" has aired on the network since 2010. Its 10th season, starring Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira and Melissa McBride, debuted earlier this month.

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