IPNews® – The battle between Yosemite and Delaware North over ownership of the iconic names associated with Yosemite has finally concluded.

The original names will be restored to Yosemite and the park is undergoing the changes now. In the end Yosemite and its new concessionaire agreed to pay $12 million to have the names restored. To continue reading, click: Yosemite Gets its Trademarks back in Settlement Agreement

IPNews® – Missouri -based trucking company, Prime Inc., is suing Amazon for using the words “Prime” on trucks.

Prime Inc. has used its Prime trademark on trucks for over 40 years. Considering this, it is surprising that Amazon doesn’t instead use “Amazon Prime” on its trucks. To continue reading, click here: Amazon Sued for Trademark Infringement by Prime Trucking Company

IPNews® – Kawhi Leonard recently filed a lawsuit against Nike for copyright infringement of his logo.

Leonard is claiming that he created the logo early in his NBA career. Nike is apparently claiming that it created the logo as part of an endorsement deal. To continue reading, click: Kawhi Leonard Sues Nike for Copyright Infringement of His Logo

IPNews® – Lakeshore Learning may be in hot water with Lego for trademark and copyright infringement regarding its latest figurines product.

Lego has filed a lawsuit demanding the destruction of all of the previously manufactured figurines by Lakeshore. Lego is also requesting damages. To continue reading, click: Lego Files Lawsuit for Trademark Infringement

IPNews® – Amazon has filed a patent application that includes Alexa recording before a wake word.

Amazon has made it clear that this technology is not currently in use. Amazon may be exploring always on type technology for Alexa that might involve Alexa knowing when being spoken to without the necessity of a wake word. To continue reading, click: Amazon Alexa Patent Will Record Even Before Wake Word

IPNews® – Deckers has won a $450,000 trademark infringement award over use of the term “Ugg” on boots.

Australian Leather had unsuccessfully argued that “Ugg” is a generic term which refers to the type of boot. The case is continuing over patent claims and Deckers is also seeking recovery of its attorney’s fees. To continue reading, click: Deckers Gets Major Win in “Ugg” Boots Trademark Lawsuit

IPNews® – Patagonia is suing Anheuser-Busch InBev for trademark infringement over the use of the Patagonia name on beer.

Patagonia claims that the confusion is made worse by the fact that Anheuser-Busch is marketing the beer with Patagonia branded apparel and that the logos look similar. Apparel isn’t the only overlap for the companies since Patagonia the apparel company also sells beer. To continue reading, click: Patagonia Sues Anheuser-Busch Over Patagonia Beer Trademark

IPNews® – Gigi Hadid, a 23 year old supermodel, is fighting a copyright lawsuit filed against her for posting a photo of herself on Instagram.

The case was brought by Xclusive-Lee, Inc. and the picture was taken by the paparazzi. The case may help define the rights that celebrities have to use photos taken of them in public. To continue reading, click: Gigi Hadid Sued for Posting a Photoon Instagram

IPNews® – The copyright infringement case involving the Star Trek and Dr. Seuss mashup Oh, the Places You’ll Boldly Go! has come to a conclusion on summary judgment.

Last year the Dr. Seuss enterprise lost trademark claims. Now the copyright claims are also out after the court found the mashup to be highly creative and found no harm to Dr. Seuss’s market position. To continue reading, click: Star Trek and Dr. Seuss Mashup Ruled Copyright Fair Use

IPNews® – The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a copyright decision that requires copyright owners to obtain a copyright registration before filing a copyright infringement lawsuit.

The process to obtain a copyright registration can take more than a year in some cases. So, copyright owners may be stuck waiting for a copyright registration while their works are actively being infringed. To continue reading, click: U.S. Supreme Court Requires Copyright Registration to File Lawsuit