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MORE THAN A VOTE FILES ANOTHER TRADEMARK APPLICATION

By Mandour Associates APC on September 24, 2020

On September 19, 2020, More Than a Vote, Inc. filed another trademark application, this time for the phrase “Change Isn’t Made by Watching From the Sidelines”.

The organization, which aims to combat voter suppression in the Black community, is a collective of athletes and artists founded this year. The organization received national recognition when the Lakers’ star NBA playe Read the rest

NETFLIX SUED FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT OVER TIGER KING

By Joseph Mandour on September 16, 2020

San Diego – Apparently, Carole Baskin isn’t the only one with a grudge against Netflix’s hit Tiger King series.

In a copyright lawsuit filed September 14, 2020, Timothy Sepi, the sole owner of Whyte Monkee Productions, is alleging that the Netflix documentary series, Tiger King, features clips shot and owned by Sepi. These clips, he claims, were shown without giving him proper credit or monetary compensation for his work.

Tiger King premiered on Netflix in March of 2020, and quickly became a viral sensation. The documentary focuses on the life of Joe Exotic, a zookeeper and convicted felon, whose breeding of tigers in the Read the rest

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE FILES “SPACE FORCE” LOGO TRADEMARKS

By Mandour Associates on August 13, 2020

Orange County – On July 21, the Department of the Air Force filed two more trademarks for its Space Force branch. The Air Force’s latest two trademark filings, serial number 90064981 and 90064998, are variations of the newest military branch’s logo. The Air Force unveiled these designs at the Pentagon on July 22.

The new logo has an arrow pointing up and a star in the center of the arrow. The design represents Polaris, the north star. The elements of this logo invoke the history of the Air Force and the space domain. If granted, th Read the rest

MIKE TYSON FILES TRADEMARK FOR “MIKE TYSON’S LEGENDS ONLY LEAGUE”

By Mandour Associates on August 12, 2020

Los Angeles – Eros Innovations LLC has recently filed 21 trademarks for “Mike Tyson’s Legends Only League.” This league, first announced in late July, will feature competitions between retired athletes. Although the Legends Only League is championed by Mike Tyson, the former undisputed heavyweight boxing champion of the world, the intention of the league is to host famous athletes from a number of different sports, including tennis, basketball, and boxing.

Eros Innovations filed three different types of trademarks bearing the Legends Only League moniker: a standard character mark protecting “Mike Tyson’s Read the rest

WASHINGTON, DC NFL TEAM FILES TRADEMARK FOR “WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM”

By Joseph Mandour on July 28, 2020

San Diego – On July 23, 2020, the trademark for “Washington Football Team” was filed with the USPTO under application number 90069568. This move came as Pro Football, Inc., the corporate owner of the NFL team, has come under the national spotlight again regarding its previous name, the Washington Redskins.

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests across the United States in the summer of 2020, FedEx, the team’s stadium sponsor, threatened to withdraw funding if the team did not change its name. Shortly after the ultimatum, on July 13 2020, the football team announced it would retire the 87-year-old name and rebrand Read the rest

JONAS BROTHERS SUED FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

By Joseph Mandour on June 23, 2020

Orange County – Nick Jonas – along with Jonas Brothers Enterprises, LLC – have been sued by Joshua Wong Photography, LLC for copyright infringement. The complaint was filed yesterday June 22, 2020 in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York.  The claim stems from a photograph of Priyanka Chopra that was shared by Nick Jonas on both Instagram and Twitter. Joshua Wong Photography claims the use was unauthorized and thus a violation of the Copyright Act.

On December 5, 2019, an image of Priyanka Chopra was shared from the

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