Antarctic Press, the small manga publisher that was sued for trademark infringementfor its parody of the popular children's series featuring zombies instead, was given more time to resolve its differences with Wimpy Kid, Inc. Judge Richard Stearns of U.S. District Court in Massachusetts signed the extension order on Tuesday, following Antarctic's assent
late last month to a restraining order that stopped the distribution of its first Zombie Kid title and delayed the publication of the second book in the series.
In the filingAntarctic asked to have until February 13, 2012, to respond to the complaint. Like the restraining order, that too could become moot. As the filing states: "The parties are attempting to negotiate a resolution of this dispute, in which case a response to the Complaint will be unnecessary."