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

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