Marvels-Venom-ttab-caseIPNews® – On November 23rd, Marvel Characters, Inc. filed a trademark opposition against Spyder Active Sports, Inc’s trademark application for “Venom” which will be used to launch a new collection of ski gear.

Venom is the supervillain fictional character of Spider-Man comic books owned by Marvel. The American media franchise alleges that the trademark will cause consumer confusion, especially now that Marvel has recently launched its Venom 2 merchandise to the market. To continue reading, click: Marvel’s Venom Vs Spyder’s Venom: Industry Giants In TTAB Trademark Case.

IPNews® – On November 17th, Hanna-Barbera Productions filed a trademark opposition against Astro Biosciences’ trademark application for “Astro Dog” for dog treats.

Astro was the name of the family dog in the famous TV series The Jetsons.  Hanna-Barbera alleges that the trademark used for dog treats will create confusion with the cartoon character. To continue reading, click: Beloved ‘The Jetsons’ Dog Astro Is Heading To Trademark Court

IPNews® – On October 28th, the famous electronic music producer Christopher Comstock, also known as “Marshmello”, filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against L’Oreal, one of the world’s largest personal care companies.

Marshmello opposes the L’Oreal “The Marsh Mellow” trademark filed for cosmetics given it is nearly identical. To continue reading, click: DJ Marshmello Faces Off Against L’oreal Over Trademark

IPNews® – On October 27th, Zapier filed a lawsuit against Zoom for trademark infringement, unfair competition, and dilution.

Zoom and Zapier partnered in 2015 to integrate the Zoom app into third-party applications.  Zapier complains that the new launch of Zoom’s “Zapps” software is too similar to its use of Zaps. To continue reading, click: Zapier vs. Zoom: Trademark Lawsuit Puts Long Time Partners at Odds

 

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