A group has filed for a trademark registration for the BROOKLYN ISLANDERS but are not related to the team and have a history of questionable trademark filings.
(P)lay ball! Three Major League Baseball teams have stepped up to the plate to oppose a trademark application for the plain letter text of “P.” Yes, you read that correctly. The company seeking to trademark “P” is PushPay, a New Zealand mobile application developer. Founded in 2011, the PushPay app works the same way
Gatorade is hating on the HATERADE trademark filed by a Texas brewery for its beer. But would you confuse the two?
In 2006, the NFL attempted to register THE BIG GAME trademark but abandoned that attempt after it met with opposition from a whole bunch of companies including Wal-Mart, Taco Bell and Kellogg, to name a few. Since that time, the “Big Game” was seen as the generic term that advertisers could use but are things about
If there is one thing that really gets under the skin of tattoo artists, it is the unauthorized use of their designs. The makers of the NBA 2K16 video game have been sued for copyright infringement for not having permission from the tattoo artists to reproduce LeBron Jame’s and Kobe Bryant’s tattoos. While you might have
Los Angeles is about to have the Rams back but one man tried to grab the team name before the big announcement. An “entrepreneurial” individual, anticipating the approval of the move to California, filed to register a trademark for LOS ANGELES RAMS OF INGLEWOOD but the Trademark Office and the Rams stopped the trick play for a
There is a new Doom game on the way in 2016 and in anticipation of the release, there are a whole bunch of trademarks in the franchise’s cross hairs. The video gaming company behind Doom is looking to flatten the tires of a trademark registration for a monster truck, DOOM’S DAY, claiming that the name is
I guess “The Big Game Soup” just doesn’t sound as good. The NFL filed its opposition to a trademark registration against a brand of soups called, SOUPER BOWL, that the NFL believes is too similar to the SUPER BOWL trademark The first Super Bowl happened in 1967, one year prior, the NFL applied for a trademark registration
It’s game on! The NBA’s Seattle SuperSonics are opposing the trademark registration for SEATTLE SUPERCHRONICS filed by a Seattle marijuana cafe. Flashback to 1967, when Seattle’s first major league sports franchise was born. The team was named the SuperSonics after Boeing’s recently awarded contract for a new plane, which was later canceled. The team is commonly referred to as
The Trademark Office thought this trademark application was full of holes. The Trademark Trial and Appeals Board upheld a denial of an attempt to register the look of cheese for a whole bunch of products including the cheesehead hats sported by Green Bay Packers fans. The term “cheesehead” was originally used as a derogatory term for