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Miley Cyrus Avoids The Wrecking Ball

In an unexpected development, Jamaican reggae artist Flourgon has dropped his copyright infringement suit against Miley Cyrus, in which he had claimed she ripped off ...
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Experts ask Congress to Rein in Fraudulent Chinese Trademarks

In a hearing before the Senate Intellectual Property Subcommittee, trademark experts argued that a tidal wave of fraudulent Chinese trademark applications is stifling American business--and ...
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SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments in Blackbeard Copyright Case

Last week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Allen v. Cooper, seeking to answer the question of whether the Eleventh Amendment protects states from being ...
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Sharon Stone Sues Over “Sharon Stoned” Tune

Remember Chanel the receptionist from Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory? Well she's a rapper now, and appears to have learned the old adage that no press ...
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USPTO Ramping Up Artificial Intelligence Efforts

Artificial Intelligence (AI) provides a unique set of advantages and challenges to the USPTO. Over the past few months, the USPTO has taken steps to ...
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Update: Ohio State Hits “The” Roadblock We Expected

The Ohio State University caused a stir last month by filing for trademark protection over the word "THE". As discussed in our previous post, Ohio ...
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California Moves Closer To Passing NCAA Pay Bill

Earlier this month, the California Senate unanimously approved a bill permitting college athletes to receive sponsorship and endorsement money"something the NCAA currently prohibits ...
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Bud Light Ordered Remove Corn Syrup Language Packaging

In a bit of a head-scratcher, a federal judge in Wisconsin has ordered Anheuser-Busch to remove factually-correct language from Bud Light packaging--namely, that Bud Light ...
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Viacom Gets Slimed Over Double Dare Challenge

Back in early 2018, Charles Armstrong's company Armstrong Interactive filed for registration of the trademark "Double Dare". His application indicated that he intends to use ...
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Doritos Tries Losing Its Name In New Ad Campaign

What's in a name? In a new advertisement, Frito-Lay, maker of Doritos, bets / That which we call a Dorito / By any other name ...
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Update: Mondelez Demands Facebook Turn Over Stoney Patch Contact Info

It seems like your Gmail contact information might be more secure than you thought. After failing for a month to identify the maker of "Stoney ...
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Judge Tells Katy Perry To Get Off Her High Horse

In what is already shaping up to be a contentious appeal, a jury in California ordered Katy Perry and several co-writers of her hit song ...
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