Trademark News

Dozens of Chinese Companies Attempt to Trademark “Ivanka”

Over the last few months in China, more than 250 trademark applications have been submitted for various uses of “Ivanka”. These range from diet pills to underwear and sanitary products, as companies look to cash in on the popularity of the First Daughter. These companies range from alcohol retailers to supplement manufacturers to makers of feminine … [Read More]

President Trump Files for Trademark on 2020 Campaign Slogan

The legal team for President Trump has applied for trademark protection for the phrase that is set to be the 2020 reelection slogan. The phrase was first made public during an interview with The Washington Post. Halfway through his interview with The Washington Post, Trump shared a bit of news: He already has decided on his … [Read More]

The L.A. Chargers are Facing a Trademark Challenge Already

The L.A. Chargers are off to a bit of a tough start, with backlash from fans since the announcement of the move from San Diego, followed by ridicule of their new logo, and now a challenge to their trademark application from the L.A. Gear company. If you don’t remember L.A. Gear, they’re the sneaker company that … [Read More]

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels Files Trademark Infringement Suit

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, one of the founders of Run-DMC, the iconic 80’s hip-hop group, has filed a $50M trademark infringement lawsuit against retail giants, including Amazon and Wal-Mart. The suit, filed on December 29th, 2016 in the New York Southern District Court, alleges that the retailers are guilty of damaging the iconic Run-DMC brand through … [Read More]

Trademark Roundup – Week of April 3

This week’s roundup includes an EDM artist, a potential battle over burgers, and news on an uptick in companies registering a trademark for a hashtag. Deadmau5 Sues Vape Company for Trademark Infringement The similar name of deadmodz (vs deadmau5) and near identical logo design landed an e-cigarette company in hot water with the electronic dance … [Read More]