I think this quote deserves the gif more:
“This included all trademark rights to the series (i.e. any word or short-phrase from the franchise that is strongly associated with Star Control)”
How is it possible that his attorneys haven’t succeeded in disabusing him of the notion that a trademark automatically gives one exclusive rights to any word or short-phrase that is “strongly associated” with the mark.
Facial tissues are so strongly associated with the Kleenex trademark it’s become a generic term for the product, that doesn’t mean the holders of the Kleenex mark own the term facial tissue. Coke is so synonymous with colas, and even with soda in general, a entire region of the US calls every soda a “coke”, this does not mean the coca-cola company own the rights to the words “cola” or “soda”.