Elon-Musk-lawsuit-case-The-Boring-CompanyIPNews® –Elon Musk is facing another legal dispute for one of his companies. On January 19th, The Boring Company, LLC (Nevada) filed a trademark lawsuit against Musk’s Delaware construction services corporation of the same name.

The Nevada-based company provides drilling services and has used the trademark since 2008. They claim unfair competition and false advertising for providing similar commercial services under the same trademark. To continue reading, click: Elon Musk’s ‘The Boring Company’ Facing Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

Bugs-Bunny-Looney-TunesIPNews® – On January 13th, 2021, Warner Bros. filed a trademark opposition against Lawrence Merle Nelson for “What’s Up Doc?” a phrase intended to be used for personal coaching services.

The “What’s Up Doc?” phrase has been linked for years to Bugs Bunny’s iconic cartoon character.  The Looney Tunes franchise alleges that its registration will likely cause confusion and therefore harm its trademark. To continue reading, click: What’s Up, Doc? Bugs Bunny Has an Upcoming Trademark Battle

Angry-Birds-Rovio-EntertainmentIPNews® – On December 7th, Rovio Entertainment Corporation, best known for creating the Angry Birds gaming app, filed a trademark opposition against a trademark application for ANGRY CHICKEN (+Design) for restaurant services.

The application was filed by Alexander Lee and Sang Kuk Park.  The gaming developer company alleges that the trademark will cause consumer confusion and dilution with its Angry Birds franchise’ edible products. To continue reading, click: Angry Birds Vs. Angry Chicken: Trademark Case Filed With USPTO

 

The Lincoln ProjectIPNews® – On December 1st, Christopher J. Small filed a trademark opposition against The Lincoln Project, a political action committee formed in late 2019.

Christopher claims he registered and has used “The Lincoln Project” trademark since 2009 for his educational academy, prior to the political action committee.  He alleges the registration would cause consumer confusion. To continue reading, click: The Lincoln Project Faces Accusations Of Trademark Infringement

 

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