IPNews® – Grumpy Cat Limited filed a trademark and copyright lawsuit today in Illinois.

The complaint alleges that many companies are selling counterfeit products trading on the Grumpy Cat name and likeness. The infamous cat with a frown came into popularity in 2012 and apparently there is a business there. To continue reading, click here: Grumpy Cat is Getting Her Day in Court

IPNews® – More Than a Vote, Inc. has filed another trademark application, this time for the phrase “Change Isn’t Made by Watching From the Sidelines”.

The organization’s goal is to increase voter participation by creating safe and convenient voting places. More Than a Vote is made up of black athletes and artists and is headed up by Lebron James. To continue reading, click: More Than A Vote Files Another Trademark Application

IPNews® – A new copyright lawsuit has been filed against Netflix related to the Tiger King documentary.

Timothy Sepi, who worked with Joe Exotic, is claiming that video that he owns was used by Netflix without his permission. Sepi had worked with Joe Exotic as a graphic designer and photographer. To continue reading, click: Netflix Sued for Copyright Infringement over Tiger King

IPNews® – It appears that Mike Tyson is getting back into the ring.

Eros Innovations LLC, a company associated with Mike Tyson, has filed 21 new trademark applications. They all relate to Mike Tyson’s Legends Only League, a league that will feature competitions between retired athletes. To continue reading, click: Mike Tyson Files trademark for “Mike Tyson’s Legends Only League”

IPNews® – Daniel Snyder has filed a trademark application, but not one that most expected.

On July 23rd the team formerly known as the Washington Redskins filed a U.S. Trademark Application for “Washington Football Team”.  The team recently announced that it would play the 2020-2021 season under a temporary name to give it time to come up with a new team name.  To continue reading click here: Washington, DC NFL team files trademark for Washington Football Team

IPNews® – The Jonas Brothers were sued for Copyright infringement in the Southern District of New York yesterday June 22, 2020.

The complaint alleges that Nick Jonas used a photograph taken by Joshua Wong Photography without authorization. The photograph was posted to Instagram and Twitter. To continue reading, click: Jonas Brothers Sued for Copyright Infringement

IPNews® – A Federal court in Oregon has ruled against NBA player Kawhi Leonard’s claim that Nike is wrongfully using the Klaw logo design typically associated with Leonard.

The contract between the two clearly stated that Nike would own all intellectual property. Nike’s counterclaims against Leonard remain, so the case is not yet over. To continue reading, click: Kawhi Leonard Loses Nike Copyright Case

IPNews® – It didn’t take long for Tom Brady, the newest member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, to start filing trademark applications related to his new city.

In late March and early April, Brady filed trademark applications for TB x TB, Tompa Bay and Tampa Brady. Though other would be entrepreneurs apparently beat him to the punch in filing similar trademark applications, we expect those applications to be denied. To continue reading, click: Tom Brady files Multiple Tompa Bay Related Trademark Applications

IPNews® – Delta Air Lines has sued Marriott hotels for use of the Delta trademark in relation to a hotel chain.

Delta is claiming that Marriott is simultaneously rapidly expanding the chain while also changing the color scheme of the logo to more closely resemble Delta’s brand. It seems that the case could cause Marriott to re-brand again. To continue reading, click: Delta Air Lines sues Marriott for Trademark Infringement

IPNews® – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to split from the ‘Royal’ brand has apparently left their Sussex Royal trademark in limbo.

As the Duke and Duchess of Sussex move forward, they will have to honor the family and build their own brand without help from their past status. They are still working on their own nonprofit which apparently will be under a new brand. To continue reading, click: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Drop Sussex Royal Trademark