IPNews® – Cardi B recently won a copyright infringement lawsuit brought against her related to a tattoo.

The tattoo in question appeared on her album cover without the knowledge or consent of Kevin Michael Brophy.  It was Mr. Brophy’s back tattoo that appeared on the album cover.   To continue reading, click: When Are Tattoos Copyright Protected? Courts Can’t Seem to Decide

IPNews® –  Medieval Times has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against its employees after they began to form a union.

The action by the company raises labor law issues due to the fact that companies cannot retaliate against employees for attempts to unionize.  Union forming has been in the news lately with Starbucks and Amazon among high profile companies with employees doing the same.  To continue reading, click: Unionized Workers Say Medieval Times Trademark Lawsuit is Unlawful

IPNews® –  It appears that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) has Real Housewives star Heather Gay in its crosshairs.

The reality TV star’s company – Heathertainment, Inc. – has filed a trademark Application for BAD MORMON.  The church is claiming among other things that consumers will be confused between the reality TV star’s use and their own.  To continue reading, click: The LDS Church Is Trying to Block Another Mormon Trademark

IPNews® – Laila Ali, the daughter of Muhammad Ali, has run into a problem in attempting to trademark her name.

Her trademark application for LAILA ALI was opposed by Muhammad Ali Enterprises LLC, which controls all intellectual property associated with Muhammad Ali.  While the two boxers never fought in a ring, it appears their companies are about to go toe to toe.  To continue reading, click: Muhammad Ali Trademark Owners Oppose His Daughter Using Her Own Name

IPNews® – A&E Television Networks, the parent company of the History Channel, recently filed a trademark application revealing a new planned show.

The application is for “Mountain Men: Ultimate Marksman” which appears to build on the network’s existing Mountain Men series.   The application was filed on an Intent to Use basis so it is unclear when the show will debut.  To continue reading, click: Trademark filing for ‘Mountain Men: Ultimate Marksman’ indicates a New Show

IPNews® – Donald Trump has run into a snag in attempting to register the trademark to TRUTH SOCIAL, his personal version of twitter.

The trademark office has denied the application by citing two other prior filed similar trademarks.  It is uncertain whether Mr. Trump will be able to overcome the refusal, or if he has already received cease and desist letters.  To continue reading, click: Donald Trump’s ‘Truth Social’ Encounters Trademark Hurdle

IPNews® – Nintendo has recently filed a trademark opposition against Brooklyn-based ZeldaVision Media Inc.

Nintendo is claiming that  ZeldaVision Media’s trademark application for ZELDAVISION infringes on its ZELDA video game and franchise.  This comes after ZeldaVision limited the scope of its trademark application in hopes of avoiding a conflict.  To continue reading, click here: There’s a Zelda Trademark Dispute Months Before Game’s New Release

IPNews® – Penn State lost a recent attempt to dismiss a counterclaim that was filed against it in a trademark infringement lawsuit it filed.

The lawsuit was filed against Vintage Brand for trademark infringement due to Vintage Brand’s use of old school logos.  However, the judge isn’t so sure Penn State should win the case.  To continue reading, click here: A Judge Just Risked Penn State’s Trademarks — And Those of Other Schools

IPNews® – NBC Universal has recently filed a trademark lawsuit against a company using the trademark “Dunder Mifflin”.

A company named Jay Kennette Media Group, LLC has apparently been using the Dunder Mifflin trademark on apparel since 2016.  Just days short of when Jay Kennette Media Group could file to make its trademark registration incontestable, NBC Universal filed its lawsuit.  To continue reading, click here: Pretzel Day Ruined As Company Faces ‘Dunder Mifflin’ Trademark Lawsuit

IPNews® – Authentic Brands Group has recently ramped up its policing of Elvis related intellectual property.

Apart from demanding that Las Vegas wedding chapels cease Elvis themed weddings, the company has also recently filed an trademark opposition against a trademark application for ELVIS SMART.  The increase in activity could be related to a new biopic set to air about the king.  To continue reading, click here: Owners Of The Elvis Trademark Have Jumped Into Another Fight