Batmobile is Copyrightable: DC Comics Flattens Tires of Replicas

The Batmobile may have lost a wheel but its copyright protection has not got away. The Ninth Circuit affirmed a ruling that DC Comics’ Batmobile is a character capable of copyright protection and, therefore, the creator of replica cars was committing infringement. When an appeals court decision starts with “Holy copyright law, Batman!” you have a good idea which

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Gatorade Hating on "Haterade" Trademark

Urban Dictionary defines “Haterade” as “a figurative drink representing a modality of thought; those who consume it are themselves consumed by the negativity which with they speak.” The people that make Gatorade define it as “trademark infringement”. Gatorade has filed a lawsuit for trademark infringement against a muscle building supplement called “Haterade”. Stokley-Van Camp, Inc.

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Episode 4: Facepalm Trademarks

Episode 4: A New Trademark Hope. Its Friday and once again time to focus on some of those way too familiar, corny or just out there trademarks of the week. You can be slightly amused by previous episodes of the Facepalm Trademarks here. Every Tuesday, the United States Patent and Trademark Office releases the Trademark Official Gazette, which publishes trademark

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