Alt Legal IP News – Issue #141
Bri Van Til | June 04, 2019
– A European court sided with Zara, finding a safari company’s trademark application was too similar to the fast fashion brand’s registration.
– Supreme Italia, a counterfeit organization involved in ongoing legal battles with Supreme, is losing trademark registrations in China.
– “Toronto Raptors star Kawhi Leonard claims Nike stole a logo he created, ‘fraudulently’ filed a copyright application for it, and then threatened to sue him for using it.”
– Universal Music Group is trying to stave off a mass termination of artists’ grants.
– Lord Buckethead has run for office in the UK several times, but the fun may be over.
– Mets fans are not happy about Tom Brady’s new trademark application.
– Sports betting makes licensing more complicated for colleges and universities, but also creates other opportunities.
– One man invented the modern smiley face. Another man made it into a multi-million dollar business.
– Facebook is getting into the drone business, specifically drones made of kites.
Odds and Ends
– Blackbeard is heading to the Supreme Court.
– Out of these weird patents, I personally could really use the alarming bed.
– The USPS is hiring.
– Iron Maiden is suing the makers of the video game Ion Maiden.