IPNews® – LeBron James’ company is being sued by Adventure Enterprises for alleged trademark infringement of a show called “The Shop.”

The Shop is a barbershop themed show and Adventure Enterprises claims to be the originator of a very similar show called “Shop Talk”. Ironically, James was recently in the news when his company sent a cease and desist letter to the University of Alabama over its show “The Shop” warning the University about copyright infringement due to the similarly themed shows. To continue reading, click: LeBron James’ Company Sued for Trademark Infringement

IPNews® – the Believeland sports website is suing Believeland Beer Festival for trademark infringement.

The sports website has the term “Believeland” trademarked and has been in business selling merchandise since 2008. Believeland is demanding that the beer festival stop using the term and is suing for damages. To continue reading, click: Believeland Files Trademark Complaint Against Believeland Beer Festival

IPNews® – UMBC races to trademark “UMBC Retrievers”, “Retriever Nation,” and “16 over 1” after the school’s big March Madness win that took the nation by surprise.

UMBC, a No. 16 seed, made history in the win over the Virginia Cavaliers since it was the first time ever that a No. 16 seed defeated a No. 1 seed.  Although the Retrievers were defeated on Sunday, the team is still giddy over the historic win.  To continue reading, click: UMBC Retrievers Seek Trademarks After March Madness Win

football.jpgIPNews® – The Super Bowl win won’t be the Philadelphia Eagles’ last battle of the season. 

The team filed a trademark application for “Philly Special” for use in relation to apparel, but were beat to the punch by no less than 7 prior Philly Special trademark applications.  When the dust settles the Eagles will likely have to argue that they made the phrase famous and are thus the true owner of the trademark.  To continue reading, click: The Philadelphia Eagles Must Wait in Line for “Philly Special” Trademark

IPNews® – Stone Brewing has sued MillerCoors for the infringement on its trademark “Stone” as related to beer.

The word Stone has recently been the main focus of the Keystone beer rebranding for MillerCoors.  MillerCoors is fighting the lawsuit saying consumers have referred to Keystone as “Stone” since its debut which was before Stone Brewing was even founded.  To continue reading, click: Stone Brewing sues MillerCoors Over “Stone” Trademark

cosmetics.jpgIPNews® – The cosmetic company Hard Candy has decided to abandon its trademark application for the viral #MeToo hashtag.

The hashtag #MeToo has become the centerpiece of a social movement to bring attention to the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault.  Hard Candy made the move after continued negative publicity even though it had planned to donate its profits.  To continue reading, click: Hard Candy Cosmetics Abandons its Trademark for #MeToo

football.jpgIPNews® – The NFL is being threatened with a trademark lawsuit by a company it has a history with called Barstool Sports.

Recently, the NFL began selling shirts that use the phrase “Sundays are for the Boys”.  Barstool Sports has taken issue with this, since it has long sold a shirt that contains the phrase “Saturdays are for the Boys”.   To continue reading, click: Barstool Sports threatens NFL with Trademark Lawsuit

Comic Con.jpgIPNews® – San Diego Comic-Con has won its trademark lawsuit against Salt Lake Comic Con over use of the words “Comic Con”.  

The Salt Lake version had argued that the Comic Con words were generic and thus free for all to use.  However, the court determinted that consumers were in fact likely to be confused as to sponsorship and affiliation between the events.   To continue reading, click: San Diego Comic-Con Wins Trademark Lawsuit Against Salt Lake Comic Con

dog leash.jpgIPNews® The hip hop band Wu-Tang Clan has filed a trademark opposition against a recently filed “Woof-Tang Clan” trademark application.

The opposition is the band’s attempt to prevent a New York based dog-walking company from getting a trademark.  The Wu-Tang Clan name has been in use in relation to hip hop music since 1993.  To continue reading, click: Woof-Tang Clan Dog Walking Company Trademark Opposed by Wu-Tang Clan

beer-bottle-pouring.jpgIPNews®- Canadian brewer Moosehead has sued Hop’n Moose Brewing Company for Trademark Infringement.

Located in Rutland, Vermont, Hop’n Moose Brewing Company operates brewpubs and sells beer which contains a moose in the logo.  Moosehead Breweries claims that consumers are likely to be confused and states that its use of a moose related to beer has been iconic for decades.  To continue reading, click: Moosehead Sues Hop’n Moose for Trademark Infringement