Kendrick Lamar is being hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit for his 2017 song “Loyalty” (featuring Rihanna). The lawsuit was filed in late August in a federal district court in California. Music producer Terrance Hayes is suing Lamar and other music producers of the song, for copying Hayes’ 2011 song, which is also called “Loyalty.” Click on this article link to learn more.
Anas Abdin, who filed a lawsuit against CBS and Netflix for copyright infringement finally received a conclusion this appeal as the Second Circuit delivered a final opinion on the matter this Monday (August 17). The lawsuit alleged that CBS copied certain elements of his video game ‘Tardigrades’ in the television series ‘Star Trek: Discovery.’ Click on this article link to learn more.
WWE, the American media and entertainment company primarily known for professional wrestling, has applied for a new trademark for “Saturday Night’s Main Event.” Is this an indication of a new wrestling show? What does this new trademark application cover? Click on this article link to learn more.
Coral Castle, operators of a museum in southern Florida with the same name, filed a lawsuit last week against Epic Games, the makers of Fortnite. The initial complaint alleges trademark infringement, likelihood of confusion, bad faith, loss of sales and profits, unfair competition, trademark dilution, and more, along with a plethora of remedies requested. Click on this article link to learn more.
Take-Two Interactive Software, the parent company of several video game developers, including Rockstar Games, 2K, Social Point, Ghost Story, and Private Division, has filed a U.S. trademark opposition against Kyra Solutions, over Kyra’s trademark application for “ROCSTAR”. Click on this article link to learn more.
A District Court Judge in Florida recently dismissed a lawsuit filed against Universal Music Group Latino and music artists Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Erika Ender, alleging copyright infringement over the hit song “Despacito.” The lawsuit was originally filed in July 2019, but a federal judge issues a final opinion and order on the case last week. Click on this article link to learn more.
The owners of the “Nature’s Own” trademark of bakery items sold throughout the U.S., has officially filed a trademark with the USPTO’s Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (TTAB), in an attempt to stop Nature’s Path Foods, Inc. from being granted a trademark for its logo “Nature’s Path Organic.” The opposition was filed earlier this week. Click on this article link to learn more.
Capcom, the international video game developer known for many popular video game franchises including Mega Man, Street Fighter, Resident Evil, and Monster Hunter, has a new U.S. trademark application for DARKSTALKERS. What is Darkstalkers, you might ask? Click on this article link to learn more.
Nintendo has 3 multinational trademark applications for OCARINA OF TIME in the United States, Europe, and Australia. While it is already old news that Nintendo has a Breath of the Wild sequel in the works, but that game does not officially have a title yet? Is this new trademark application a hint at the official name of the Breath of the Wild sequel, or is it a reference to a completely different game? Click on this article link to learn more.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit reinstated a copyright infringement lawsuit that two screenplay writers filed against the Walt Disney Company, claiming they copied their screenplay in one of Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies. Click on this article link to learn more.