Nike Agrees to Settlement with ‘Satan Shoes’ Maker MSCHF

The unauthorized sneakers, which contain a drop of blood and cost $1,018, sold out in less than a minute last month.

#art, #auctions, #lil-nas-x-rapper, #mschf, #nike-inc, #shoes-and-boots, #sneakers, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trademarks-and-trade-names

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Guess Withdraws Its Telfar Lookalike Bag

Copycatting has social media consequences. After the BeyHive and the Rihanna Navy — the Telfar tribe?

#clemens-telfar, #fashion-and-apparel, #guess-inc, #handbags-and-purses, #logos, #radboy-babak, #shopping-and-retail, #social-media, #telfar-fashion-label, #trademarks-and-trade-names, #your-feed-fashion

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Cleveland Spiders? A Fan in Washington Seeks a Trademark.

Arlen Love applied for the Cleveland Spiders trademark. The Cleveland sports fan insists it is about love, not profit potential.

#baseball, #cleveland-indians, #cleveland-spiders, #love-arlen, #names-organizational, #patent-and-trademark-office-us, #trademarks-and-trade-names

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Mr. Potato Head Brand Goes Gender Neutral

Hasbro is dropping the Mr. from the Mr. Potato Head brand name and logo “to promote gender equality and inclusion,’’ the company said.

#dolls, #gender, #hasbro-inc, #mr-potato-head, #toys, #trademarks-and-trade-names

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Mr. Potato Head Brand Goes Gender Neutral

Hasbro is dropping the Mr. from the Mr. Potato Head brand name and logo “to promote gender equality and inclusion,’’ the company said.

#dolls, #gender, #hasbro-inc, #mr-potato-head, #toys, #trademarks-and-trade-names

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Chief of Cherokee Nation Asks Jeep to Stop Using Tribe’s Name

The carmaker that owns Jeep defended its use of the Native American tribe’s name on its S.U.V. and said it was “committed to a respectful and open dialogue.”

#advertising-and-marketing, #automobiles, #cherokee-indians, #discrimination, #hoskin-chuck-jr, #jeep-division-of-fiat-chrysler, #names-organizational, #native-americans, #stellantis-nv, #trademarks-and-trade-names

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In Pasadena, Moving the Rose Bowl Makes For Unusual Rancor

The Rose Bowl moved to Texas from California to accommodate fans. But in Pasadena, city officials worried the maneuver could threaten its long-held ties to the game.

#bowl-games, #college-football-playoff-national-championship, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football-college, #pasadena-calif, #playoff-games, #rose-bowl-football-game, #rose-bowl-stadium, #stadiums-and-arenas, #television, #tournament-of-roses-association, #trademarks-and-trade-names

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The Girl Scouts Accuse the Boy Scouts of Unfair Competition in Trademark Dispute

The use of the terms “scouts” and “scouting” in the recruitment of girls is a focus of a legal and public relations feud between the organizations.

#advertising-and-marketing, #boy-scouts, #girl-scouts, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trademarks-and-trade-names, #women-and-girls, #youth

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‘I Was Selling Honey to Survive.’ Then Mel Gibson Threatened to Sue.

A single mother in Chile began selling organic honey from home during quarantine, using the actor’s name as a play on words. His lawyer was not amused.

#celebrities, #chile, #gibson-mel, #honey, #trademarks-and-trade-names

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Diane von Furstenberg’s Brand Is Left Exposed by the Pandemic

The fashion designer’s potent personal profile obscured the fact that her company, DVF, had been losing money for years. The coronavirus crisis changed all that.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dvf-org, #europe, #fashion-and-apparel, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #luxury-goods-and-services, #meatpacking-district-manhattan-ny, #shopping-and-retail, #thompson-emily-florist, #trademarks-and-trade-names, #united-states, #von-furstenberg-diane, #von-furstenberg-talita

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Overlooked No More: Nancy Green, the ‘Real Aunt Jemima’

A nanny and cook, she played the part as the pancake flour company that employed her perpetuated a racial stereotype. She died 97 years ago in Chicago.

#advertising-and-marketing, #aunt-jemima-milling-co, #biographical-information, #black-people, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #green-nancy-1834-1923, #illinois, #pancakes, #pepsico-inc, #quaker-oats-co, #race-and-ethnicity, #trademarks-and-trade-names

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A Team by Any Other Name Is Fine, It Turns Out

The Washington N.F.L. franchise is picking a new name. As other pro franchises have learned, the process of rebranding can be as unique as the result.

#football, #logos, #names-organizational, #national-football-league, #native-americans, #snyder-daniel-m, #trademarks-and-trade-names, #washington-redskins, #wolff-matthew-1999

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In Campaign Against Racism, Team Names Get New Scrutiny

It is not just the N.F.L.’s Washington team that could get a name change. A number of schools are also reconsidering nicknames, though some are resisting any switch.

#american-indian-movement, #atlanta-braves, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #cherokee-indians, #chicago-blackhawks, #cleveland-indians, #colleges-and-universities, #florida-state-university, #harjo-suzan-shown, #kansas-city-chiefs, #mascots, #national-football-league, #native-americans, #san-diego-state-university, #snyder-daniel-m, #trademarks-and-trade-names, #trump-donald-j, #washington-redskins

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‘Inappropriate’ Eskimo Pie Name Will Be Retired, Company Says

As worldwide demonstrations denounce racism, the company behind the nearly 100-year-old frozen treat said it was time to rename a brand considered culturally insensitive.

#advertising-and-marketing, #discrimination, #dreyers-grand-ice-cream-holdings-inc, #eskimo-pies, #eskimos, #ice-cream-and-frozen-desserts, #trademarks-and-trade-names

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Aunt Jemima Is Gone, Time to End Other Racist Branding

Companies and sports teams are trying to correct America’s painful history of overtly hurtful advertising. But not all.

#advertising-and-marketing, #aunt-jemima-milling-co, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #cleveland-indians, #discrimination, #mascots, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #quaker-oats-co, #race-and-ethnicity, #slants-music-group, #trademarks-and-trade-names, #united-states

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A Feud in Wolf-Kink Erotica Raises a Deep Legal Question

What do copyright and authorship mean in the crowdsourced realm known as the Omegaverse?

#book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #cain-addison, #copyrights-and-copyright-violations, #ellis-zoey, #omegaverse, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trademarks-and-trade-names, #writing-and-writers

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Zoom, Xoom, Züm: Why Does Every Start-Up Sound Fast Now?

An investigation into Zoomd, Zoomi, Zoomy and Zoomies. Also, Zoomin. And Zoomvy and Zoomly. And …

#advertising-and-marketing, #fast-company, #names-organizational, #start-ups, #trademarks-and-trade-names, #venture-capital, #zoom-video-communications

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Supreme Court Hears First Arguments via Phone

The conference call started with the usual Oyez! chant, but that was almost the only traditional thing about the arguments in a trademark case.

#booking-com, #roberts-john-g-jr, #sotomayor-sonia, #supreme-court-us, #trademarks-and-trade-names

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The Difference Between Copyrights, Trademarks and Patents

Whether you’re an inventor, a writer or an artist, you need to know what these each mean — and which you need to protect your work.

#art, #books-and-literature, #computers-and-the-internet, #copyrights-and-copyright-violations, #intellectual-property, #inventions-and-patents, #patent-and-trademark-office-us, #robberies-and-thefts, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trademarks-and-trade-names

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