A federal court in New York has issued a preliminary injunction against the Rapture while it considers trademark and other infringement claims brought by a group of zombies. The zombie group also revealed in the court filing that preparations for an additional 40 million undead is “logistically challenging and far behind schedule.”
The injunction has effectively halted the event known worldwide as “The Rapture,” leaving hundreds of thousands of people stranded, some in embarrassing situations.
Lawyers in Columbus, Ohio, for example, looted a local Starbuck’s, while a group of large firm associates in New York “took half of Friday off.”
Lawyers for the zombie group say they are pleased with the ruling. “We know that we’ve got a tough case ahead,” said Reynolds Coulter, a lawyer in New York. “But we are prepared to show that the Rapture infringes on our client’s Z-Day trademark and has led to worldwide brand confusion.”