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I ♡ Trademarks NewsletterIssue #335

Bri Van Til | May 02, 2023
2 min read

Talkin’ ’bout My Reputation

Curious to know more about the Dominion v. Fox defamation case? Check out David Lat’s interview with the attorneys who represented the company that won the largest defamation settlement in U.S. history.

What might the Dominion lawsuit mean for the FOX NEWS trademark?

A UK judge has found that Muzz—formerly Muzmatch—is guilty of infringing’s trademarks, which the company says allowed the company to benefit from their “reputation and investment.”


Ryder Ripps attempted to argue that his Bored Ape NFTs were satire and “appropriation art,” but the judge sided with the Yuga Labs, finding his works to be “no more artistic than the sale of a counterfeit handbag.”

Grocery store chain Trader Joe’s is suing T-Shirt AT Fashion for trademark infringement for selling t-shirts featuring their logo and font and the phrase “Traitor Joe’s.”

What are the guidelines for when use constitutes parody?

Shoe Nuff

Adidas’s investors are suing the shoe company for partnering with Kanye West, alleging that executives had prior knowledge about West’s behavior and that their decision to partner with him cost the company hundreds of millions of dollars after the relationship was ended.

Brooks is suing Skechers for alleged infringement of the company’s BEAST trademark.

Nike’s suit against StockX is getting tense, and the judge seems sick of the parties’ bickering.

Professional Concerns

OpenAI—maybe I should tell them that you open “an eye,” not “a eye”—is looking for associate litigation counsel.

If you’re a docketer or other TMA, make sure to Reed (Smith) this listing for an IP docketing specialist!

GEe, this brand governance counsel job might be great for you!

You don’t need to Prove you’re amazing; we all know how great you’d be as senior IP counsel for this tech company.

Checkout this senior legal counsel listing.

If your current position isn’t going to workout, consider working as associate counsel for Planet Fitness.

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

Australian fashion designer Katie Taylor, who does business as Katie Perry, successfully sued pop star Katy Perry for trademark infringement for the singer’s clothing items.

TTAB has ruled that someone else’s attempt to register ALL RISE and HERE COMES THE JUDGE would cause confusion since both are associated with Yankee player Aaron Judge.

What does the barrage of recent trademark scams mean for attorneys and clients alike?

Going to Singapore for INTA Annual? Meet up with the Alt Legal team!

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