IPNews® – NBC Universal has recently filed a trademark lawsuit against a company using the trademark “Dunder Mifflin”.

A company named Jay Kennette Media Group, LLC has apparently been using the Dunder Mifflin trademark on apparel since 2016.  Just days short of when Jay Kennette Media Group could file to make its trademark registration incontestable,

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