Carnival of Souls Statement
The lawsuit filed by Jazan Wild against HarperCollins Publishers over the use of the title “Carnival of Souls,” is completely without merit. “Carnival of Souls” has been used as the title of numerous books, films, songs, records and comic books since at least 1962, and Mr. Wild has no exclusive right to its use as the title of a creative work. HarperCollins will defend the suit fully. Furthermore, any claim that the use of a book title, in a review of that same work, infringes on a trademark is nonsensical.