Roundup of Trademark News in January 2019

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I will be doing a monthly round up of legal news that pertains to my practice areas. This month I focused on trademark news, because it’s a little bit more entertaining and relateable. These articles are all pretty easy reads and shouldn’t take longer than 5 minutes to digest. Enjoy!

1. Pooey Puitton (MGA Entertainment vs. Louis Vuitton), check out my blog post that discusses how this company may be able to win their lawsuit with LV over their parody toy.

2. McDonald’s loses its Big Mac trademark in EU. See how and why McDonalds lost it’s trademark for the Big Mac in the EU. This is kind of a big deal.

3. Netflix is being sued over the choose your own fate movie, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. I was an avid reader as a child and I used to love the “choose your own adventure” books. Well, the publishers of those books are suing Netflix for trademark infringement. Read the article here.

4. Rihanna suing father over Fenty trademark. This article discusses why you can’t just go around using someone’s trademark all willy nilly, even if you have the same last name and are related.

If you want to learn some more about trademarks, check out my trademark basics post and a few ways that you can lose your trademark.

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