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IPNews® – On September 9, 2021, Dolly Parton received a trademark opposition against her trademark application for “Dolly” (Stylized). In March 2020, Dolly Parton submitted the trademark application for her autograph of “Dolly” featuring a butterfly.  Thereafter, the Dolly Madison company submitted its trademark opposition. To continue reading, click: Dolly Parton Faces Trademark Dispute Over Using Her Own Name
IPNews® – On August 27, 2021, McDonald’s filed a trademark opposition against a trademark application for McFungi. The McFungi company filed the trademark application based on intent to use the trademark in relation to games and apparel.   In its filing, the McDonalds states that registration of McFungi would create a likelihood of confusion among consumers.  To continue reading, click: McDonald’s Enters Trademark Dispute Over Use Of ‘MCFUNGI’
IPNews® – On August 12, 2021, Louis Poulsen A/S submitted a trademark opposition against Google for the trademark “Nest”. The trademark cited in the opposition notice relates to the LP Nest brand — which filed for registration back in June 2010.  Louis Poulsen A/S provides a variety of lighting products for clients around the world.  To continue reading, click: Trademark Infringement Claims Could Derail Google Nest
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 other furniture.   It’s no surprise that DC comics would strive to protect its intellectual property linked to the character even…
  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 WICKED KISS trademark.  To continue reading, click: Rock Band Kiss Gets In Trademark Dispute With Cover Band  …
IPNews® – On June 8, 2021, the Estate of Prince Rogers Nelson submitted a trademark opposition against a trademark application for “Purple Rain”. Released in 1984, Purple Rain was Prince’s sixth studio album. Over 35 years after its release, though, a company is attempting to trademark the name for use on energy drinks. To continue reading, click: Purple Rain Trademark Opposition Has Prince Back In The Limelight
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 culture games, Doing Things Media creates advertisements that convincingly masquerade as memes. To continue reading, click: World War Meme: Trademark Fight
IPNews® – 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 filing details how well-known Jay-Z has become and cites prior use dating back to 1995. To continue reading, click: After
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: An Unexpected Journey Into Trademark Infringement
IPNews® – 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 Cube’s 1992 song, “Check Yourself.”  Ice Cube is seeking both damages and injunctive relief from the company. To continue reading,…