IPNews® – NBA basketball star Zion Williamson has filed an trademark opposition against a trademark application for ZION INFLUENCERS.

The question is whether consumers are likely to confuse the ZION INFLUENCERS trademark with the ZION or ZION WILLIAMSON trademarks or think that the use is affiliated with the basketball player.  The fact that there are

IPNews® – On February 17th, 2022, Chuck E. Cheese filed four trademark applications with the US Trademark Office which may have been inspired by a recent super bowl ad.

Two of the applications relate directly to the metaverse — “Chuck E. Verse” and “Chuck E. Cheese Metaverse”.   The entertainment restaurant has had some rough years

IPNews® – On January 31, 2022, Sony Pictures Television filed a trademark opposition against a trademark application that was filed for BAKING BAD.

The application was filed by Thomas Mihill for use in relation to a cooking show.  In the Opposition, Sony states: “the mark sounds and looks similar” to its popular show Breaking Bad

IPNews® – Fashion bag designer Hermès, creator of the popular Birkin bag, has sued Mason Rothschild over an NFT he created named MetaBirkins.

NFT’s (Non-fungible tokens) are all the rage lately and this area of law is just beginning to develop.  NFT’s are often represented by digital artwork, photos, audio and even video. To continue

IPNews® – Social media influencers generally carve out a niche establishing thought leadership in their industries.  Once that happens, they can have massive sway over their followers’ purchase decisions.

A recent study from the United Kingdom, however, shows these influencers can play a big part in counterfeit sales as well.  To continue reading, click: Social

IPNews® – On December 1st, 2021, Bytedance filed a TIKTOK trademark application for use in relation to cryptocurrency services.

While the social media giant might seem to have no relation to digital currencies, this move is not a complete surprise.  It seems the brand has been building toward this for some time. To continue reading,

IPNews® – On November 15th, 2021, Eminem’s trademark attorney filed a trademark opposition against a trademark application for ‘Slim Shady Politics.’

The notice of opposition claims that registration of the term ‘Slim Shady Politics’ would create trademark dilution and a likelihood of confusion.  The application is for “news and information in the field of national

IPNews® – On October 28th, 2021, Facebook filed a trademark application for ‘META’ as part of its rebranding.

Shortly after the announcement of the rebranding, though, an Arizona startup company claimed they already had rights to the meta trademark.  Meta PC is an LLC that filed a trademark application in August 2021, and its filing