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IPNews® – A Florida-based chapter of The Society of Professional Journalists has filed a trademark application for “Fake News”. The group is also reportedly already policing use by sending cease and desist letters to alleged infringers, including to Donald Trump himself. The effort will likely be an uphill battle. To continue reading, click: Journalist Group Files Trademark for “Fake News” so Trump Can’t Use it
IPNews® – Lebron James tried to trademark the phrase “Taco Tuesday,” but the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued an office action refusing the application. The office action claims that the phrase is widely used to describe a popular weekday event. It also cites a prior conflicting registration. To continue reading, click: Lebron James’ Trademark Application for Taco Tuesday Denied
IPNews® – The USPTO denied Tom Brady’s application to register a trademark on the nickname “Tom Terrific.” New York Mets fans rejoiced as Tom Seaver’s legacy was cemented as the true Tom Terrific. Tom Brady has accepted the decision and claims that we was partially doing it to protect Tom Seaver. To continue reading, click: Tom Brady Can’t Get Tom Terrific Trademark
IPNews® – Sour Patch Kids creator Mondelez Canada Inc. has filed a trademark lawsuit against a THC-infused gummy candy called “Stoney Patch.” Mondelez believes that the Stoney Patch brand gummies are causing brand confusion. Stoney Patch is accused of using this branding to target children. To continue reading, click: Sour Patch Kids Files Trademark Lawsuit Against THC-Infused “Stoney Patch” Brand
IPNews® – The battle between Yosemite and Delaware North over ownership of the iconic names associated with Yosemite has finally concluded. The original names will be restored to Yosemite and the park is undergoing the changes now. In the end Yosemite and its new concessionaire agreed to pay $12 million to have the names restored. To continue reading, click: Yosemite Gets its Trademarks back in Settlement Agreement
IPNews® – Missouri -based trucking company, Prime Inc., is suing Amazon for using the words “Prime” on trucks. Prime Inc. has used its Prime trademark on trucks for over 40 years. Considering this, it is surprising that Amazon doesn’t instead use “Amazon Prime” on its trucks. To continue reading, click here: Amazon Sued for Trademark Infringement by Prime Trucking Company
IPNews® – Kawhi Leonard recently filed a lawsuit against Nike for copyright infringement of his logo. Leonard is claiming that he created the logo early in his NBA career. Nike is apparently claiming that it created the logo as part of an endorsement deal. To continue reading, click: Kawhi Leonard Sues Nike for Copyright Infringement of His Logo
IPNews® – Lakeshore Learning may be in hot water with Lego for trademark and copyright infringement regarding its latest figurines product. Lego has filed a lawsuit demanding the destruction of all of the previously manufactured figurines by Lakeshore. Lego is also requesting damages. To continue reading, click: Lego Files Lawsuit for Trademark Infringement
IPNews® – Amazon has filed a patent application that includes Alexa recording before a wake word. Amazon has made it clear that this technology is not currently in use. Amazon may be exploring always on type technology for Alexa that might involve Alexa knowing when being spoken to without the necessity of a wake word. To continue reading, click: Amazon Alexa Patent Will Record Even Before Wake Word