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‘Just succ it’: TikToker says Nike is trying to sue her over small business name

‘Can you please help me tell Nike to leave me alone?’

On Jan 24, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins

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Sex toy company threatens to sue Black, trans-owned company over its name

Who owns ‘enby’?

On Nov 26, 2020 by Samira Sadeque


Apple wants to trademark ‘Slofie,’ its term for slow-motion selfies

The company seemingly wants to keep app makers from using the made-up term.

On Sep 18, 2019 by Mikael Thalen

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Amazon secretly owns a bunch of brands you’d never expect

If you love Arabella lingerie or NuPro tech accessories, you actually love Amazon.

On Aug 7, 2017 by Christina Bonnington

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Can you trademark an identity? The Invisible Disabilities Association thinks so

A online petition argues this is in-line with trademarking ‘African-American’ or ‘the Cancers.’

On Aug 9, 2016 by Jaya Saxena

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NRA crashes 38,000 websites in futile effort to silence The Yes Men

This is probably the worst attempt to keep viral content from the internet in recent history.

On Jun 30, 2016 by Dell Cameron

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Chinese leather goods company beats Apple in court, can keep using iPhone name

Apple must be tired of courtrooms.

On May 3, 2016

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In the Fine Bros. trademark battle, words matter

Do the Fine Brothers’ lawyers even understand YouTube?

On Feb 1, 2016 by Heidi Tandy

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Taylor Swift wants to trademark ‘Swiftmas’ and ‘1989’

Now we’ve got problems and I don’t think we can solve ’em (without help from the U.S Patent and Trademark Office).

On Dec 13, 2015 by Aaron Sankin

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Black Girls Are Magic literary mag leads to accusations of stolen brand

The #BlackGirlsAreMagic movement wants credit where credit is due.

On Sep 8, 2015 by Marisa Kabas

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Why Funimation’s statement on fanart is a double-edged sword for creators

Funimation takes a tolerant position, but it’s missing a key point.

On Jul 6, 2015 by Aja Romano

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Michael Jordan is having a surprisingly tough time suing a company for using his name

So far, Qiaodan Sports is dominating Michael Jordan like nobody ever has before.

On May 19, 2015 by Josh Katzowitz

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Katy Perry can’t trademark Left Shark because Left Shark is bigger than Katy Perry

I trademarked a shark and I liked it.

On Apr 23, 2015 by Aaron Sankin

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Sandy Hook victim’s family seeks trademark to stop online harassment

Fake Twitter accounts are spreading Sandy Hook conspiracies, and this family is fighting back.

On Feb 11, 2015 by Tim Sampson

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Twitter acquires Twitpic, bringing end to months-long battle

Twitpic briefly shut down in September over a trademark dispute with the social media giant.

On Oct 25, 2014 by EJ Dickson

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