IPNews® – On October 7th, 2021, over 37 years after the release of the film Gremlins — and just weeks before Halloween — alleged misuse of the monster’s name has resulted in a trademark dispute before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).

In a trademark opposition, Warner Bros. claims that a likelihood of confusion

IPNews® – On September 21st, 2021, The Boring Company (TBC) — an infrastructure firm founded by Elon Musk — filed a trademark opposition against a similarly named snack food company.

In the opposition notice, Musk’s The Boring Company claims that registration of “The Boring Snack Company” would create confusion among consumers. To continue reading, click:

IPNews® – On September 9, 2021, Dolly Parton received a trademark opposition against her trademark application for “Dolly” (Stylized).

In March 2020, Dolly Parton submitted the trademark application for her autograph of “Dolly” featuring a butterfly.  Thereafter, the Dolly Madison company submitted its trademark opposition. To continue reading, click: Dolly Parton Faces Trademark Dispute Over

IPNews® – On August 27, 2021, McDonald’s filed a trademark opposition against a trademark application for McFungi.

The McFungi company filed the trademark application based on intent to use the trademark in relation to games and apparel.   In its filing, the McDonalds states that registration of McFungi would create a likelihood of confusion among consumers.  

IPNews® – On August 12, 2021, Louis Poulsen A/S submitted a trademark opposition against Google for the trademark “Nest”.

The trademark cited in the opposition notice relates to the LP Nest brand — which filed for registration back in June 2010.  Louis Poulsen A/S provides a variety of lighting products for clients around the world. 

IPNews® – On July 14, 2021, DC Comics, the creator of famous superheroes, submitted a trademark opposition against a trademark application for “Dark Night.”

The company that filed this application, Anji Mingsheng Furniture Co., Ltd., mentions a founding date of 2000 on their website and request registration for Dark Knight in association with armchairs and

Kiss

IPNews® – On June 29, 2021, the band Kiss submitted a trademark opposition against a trademark application for “Wicked Kiss.”

Just days after frontman Gene Simmons declared the band Kiss officially retired, the owner of the band’s intellectual property (IP) rights filed a trademark opposition against a small music group attempting to register the

IPNews® – On May 20, 2021, the brand What Do You Meme, LLC filed a trademark opposition against Doing Things Media, LLC over their trademark application for ‘World War Meme.’

The opposition focuses on the use of the term MEME for “card games and trading cards for games.”  While What Do You Meme manufactures pop

jay-z-trademark-fightIPNews® – On May 12, 2021, a company representing Jay-Z – SC Branding LLC – filed a notice of opposition in the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to protect the Jay-Z trademark from what they claim is trademark infringement.

The trademark at issue is a logo featuring a butterfly and the letters “JZYZ.”  The