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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
IPNews® – Deckers has won a $450,000 trademark infringement award over use of the term “Ugg” on boots. Australian Leather had unsuccessfully argued that “Ugg” is a generic term which refers to the type of boot. The case is continuing over patent claims and Deckers is also seeking recovery of its attorney’s fees. To continue reading, click: Deckers Gets Major Win in “Ugg” Boots Trademark Lawsuit
IPNews® – Patagonia is suing Anheuser-Busch InBev for trademark infringement over the use of the Patagonia name on beer. Patagonia claims that the confusion is made worse by the fact that Anheuser-Busch is marketing the beer with Patagonia branded apparel and that the logos look similar. Apparel isn’t the only overlap for the companies since Patagonia the apparel company also sells beer. To continue reading, click: Patagonia Sues Anheuser-Busch Over Patagonia Beer Trademark
IPNews® – Gigi Hadid, a 23 year old supermodel, is fighting a copyright lawsuit filed against her for posting a photo of herself on Instagram. The case was brought by Xclusive-Lee, Inc. and the picture was taken by the paparazzi. The case may help define the rights that celebrities have to use photos taken of them in public. To continue reading, click: Gigi Hadid Sued for Posting a Photoon Instagram