IPNews® –  Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been in the news frequently lately with their move the U.S., semi-split from the Royal family, and tell all show on Netflix.

More recently, Ms. Markle has a trademark registration issue. She is attempting to register a trademark for Archetypes, but isn’t having much luck. To continue reading, click: USPTO Denies Meghan Markle Trademark Application for ‘Archetypes’

IPNews® –  The fictional company Dunder Mifflin was popularized by the TV show the Office, widely considered to be one of the best comedies of all time.

NBCUniversal is now being forced to fight for its right to the DUNDER MIFFLIN trademark. It recently filed several DUNDER MIFFLIN trademark applications and has an ongoing trademark cancellation against someone that registered the trademark first. To continue reading, click: NBC Is Going After the ‘Dunder Mifflin’ Trademark… Again

IPNews® – Eminem has filed a trademark opposition against a trademark application filed by two Real Housewives. 

The rapper has taken issue with use of the Relatively Shady trademark claiming that it is too similar to his Slim Shady trademark. Thus far, it appears that he may have an uphill battle. To continue reading, click: Eminem Takes on Two ‘Real Housewives’ Over Slim Shady Trademark

IPNews® – Lizzo has a message for the trademark office – the Truth Hurts.

In a song by that name, Lizzo popularized the phrase 100% that Bitch.  She is now one step closer to registering the phrase as a trademark.  To continue reading, click: 100% That Bitch Lizzo Trademark Trounces USPTO Precedent

IPNews® – The Biden Administration has recently sided with Jack Daniels in its trade dress battle against a dog toy.

The dog toy in question looks like a bottle of Jack Daniels except it reads “Bad Spaniels”.  It also changes the “Old No. 7” wording to “the Old No. 2, on your Tennessee Carpet.”  To continue reading, click: Jack Daniels Takes on Dog Toy Trademark

IPNews® – As part of the January 6th investigation it has come out that Donald Trump was interested in getting a trademark for “Rigged Election”.

Donald would have had an uphill climb to actually secure the rights though.  He would have had to plan to offer a good or service under the name.  To continue reading, click: Trump Wanted to Trademark “Rigged Election.” Why It Didn’t Work

IPNews® – Just before Christmas a trademark opposition was filed against a trademark application for My Santa Is Black.

The Opposition was filed by The Black Santa Company which owns several trademarks for “Black Santa”.  The Grinch will surely be watching this one.  To continue reading, click: A Black Santa Claus Trademark Battle Is Currently Brewing

IPNews® – Rock band Guns N’ Roses has taken issue with a Texas store that is using its trademark.

The store sells – you guessed it – guns & roses.  The band is alleging that the use is going to lead to consumer confusion and dilution of its trademark.  To continue reading, click: Rock Band Guns N’ Roses Sues Gun Store for Trademark Infringement

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