banana.jpgIPNews® Just in time for Halloween, a costume manufacturer company has sued Kmart over a banana suit costume.  

The manufacturer is alleging that Kmart has committed copyright infringement among other claims.  Because the alleged infringement ocurred after the banana suit costume copyright was registered, and the two companies had a previous relationship, Kmart is exposed

constitution-flag.jpgIPNews® – A judge in New York ruled in favor of allowing a lawsuit challenging the copyright of “We Shall Overcome,” a civil rights anthem and protest song.  The lawsuit claims that the song has been created from other African-American spiritual songs.  Since the other songs are in the public domain, the lawsuit claims that

candy-skittles.jpgIPNews® – Donald Trump Jr., son of Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump, recently posted a controversial Skittles Tweet.

The image is a white bowl full of rainbow colored Skittles.  The text on the image compared Syrian refugees to deadly Skittles and after creating the controversy was removed from Twitter due to copyright infringement issues. 

cat-licking.jpgIPNews® – The owners of famous feline Grumpy Cat filed a lawsuit against its coffee maker licensee Grenade Beverage.  

The lawsuit claims that Grenade used the famous Grumpy Cat images and trademark on t-shirts without authorization.  The lawsuit also alleges that Grenade did not give Grumpy Cat LLC a percentage of the Grumppuccino profits