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

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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

IPNews® – On April 27, The Saul Zaentz Company filed a Notice of Opposition against Hu Congyan regarding a trademark application for “Smeagol.”

Hu Congyan filed the trademark application in September 2020.  If approved, Congyan would garner rights over the term “Smeagol” when used on various forms of apparel.  To continue reading, click: The Hobbit:

ice-cube-files-a-lawsuit-against-robinhoodIPNews® – In a lawsuit that was filed on March 31, Ice Cube has claimed that Robinhood, the popular the stock trading app, has misappropriated his image in marketing.

The photograph sent out by the company featured the rapper along with the phrase “Correct yourself, before you wreck yourself.” This is a reference to Ice

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IPNews® – Nike has sued MSCHF for trademark infringement over a new line of Satan Shoes.

In cooperation with Lil Nas X, Satan Shoes are limited-edition, custom Nikes that are allegedly modified with a drop of human blood and embellished with a pentagram. Nike claims that its trademarks used in association with Satan Shoes will

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IPNews® – Muhammad Ali Enterprises, LLC, tasked with controlling all the intellectual property and rights of publicity linked to the boxing legend, have entered the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ring over a trademark application for “Float & Sting.”

The trademark application for “Float & Sting” was filed by Ascend Concepts, Inc. and published for

carole-baskins-faces-new-trademark-infringement-battleIPNews® – Carole Baskins of Tiger King fame filed a trademark opposition against a trademark application for “Hey All You Cool Cats and Kittens”.

She claims to have used this tagline since at least 2017, but it became internationally recognized when she spoke those words on Netflix’s popular Tiger King show in 2020. Daniel Brown,