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I ♡ Trademarks NewsletterIssue #310

Bri Van Til | October 11, 2022
2 min read

That’s Ap-PARENT

Authentic Brands Group owns the rights to Muhammad Ali’s trademarks and likeness, and they recently opposed his daughter Laila’s trademark application for her own name.

Trademark applications appear to reveal Kylie Jenner’s son’s new name.

The old Colonel Sanders mansion is currently for sale and will supposedly come with trademark rights to the Claudia Sanders Dinner House name and logo, as well as possible trademark issues with KFC parent company Yum! Brands.

Sounds Familiar

It’s uncertain whether this SNL Charmin sketch constitutes plagiarism, but a comedian and his fans recognized the toilet humor.

Would you say that ApplesTree and ApplePlant create the same commercial impression? The Delhi High Court says they do. They have similar cores, don’t they? Maybe we should ask foremost expert Johnny Appleseed to weigh in.

Patagonia says the mountain skyline logo on a Walmart clothing line is too similar to their P-6 trout logo.

Coachella is suing Afrochella for trademark infringement. They may need to take a chella pill.

Interesting Strategies

For some companies, using trade secrets instead of patents appears a better strategy.

Third Culture bakery is canceling their MOCHI MUFFIN mark as part of their strategy to regain goodwill after the backlash they faced for registering the mark.

Want a trademark to register quickly? Consider applying in China. Seriously.

Professional Concerns

Does your current job stink? Consider this position as IP counsel for International Flavors & Fragrance.

I don’t know if you’d need to be fluent in finance or just in intellectual property law to serve as IP counsel for Barclays.

Don’t miss this Marvellous opportunity to serve as senior counsel.

This joba as associate counsela could be the Kia to your careera.

Do you colleagues ever tell you you should take credit for your accomplishments? Maybe what they mean is that you should serve as senior counsel and marketing director for Credit Acceptance.

Have an open role on your team? Send a link to your job listing to, and we’ll publish it in our next newsletter.

Odds and Ends

The USPTO will incorporate the new classifications from the Nice Agreement starting January 1st.

A Seattle politician’s ads have the Seahawks, The Seattle Times, and Starbucks crying trademark foul.

Ed Sheeran is back in court facing copyright infringement allegations.

WTR wants to know about your firm’s diversity and inclusion efforts. Tell them here.

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