movies.jpgIPNews® – Lucasfilm filed a lawsuit this month against the owner of New York Jedi and Lightsaber Academy for trademark infringement.

The businesses previously sought a license from Lucasfilm but were denied.  Despite several cease and desist letters from Lucasfilm, the New York and San Francisco based entities continued to use the Lightsaber and Jedi

beer-bottle-pouring.jpgIPNews® – Lucasfilm, the creator of the Star Wars franchise, has filed a trademark opposition against a small brewery in Syracuse, N.Y.

Empire Brewing Co. wants to trademark a German lager it calls “Empire Strikes Bock,” which has grown in popularity over the last seven years.  But Lucasfilm is objecting to the trademark saying that