A Quick Crash Course on the Basics of IP

Today, we’re doing something a little different here at EIP; something that we probably should have done years ago. You know what they say, there’s no time like the present, so today, we going to do a basics crash course on the different types of intellectual property, or “IP” as it’s commonly known. So join us in today’s educational info session, and click on this article link to learn more.

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Sony Is Trying to Trademark Another Possible PS5 Slogan

Last month, Sony filed a new multinational trademark application for the phrase “Play Like Never Before” which is expected to be the latest slogan in Sony’s marketing campaign for its upcoming next-gen gaming console, the PS5. What exactly is this trademark about though? Click on this article link to learn more.

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Kim Kardashian Might Be Breaking Into the Home Décor Market

Kim Kardashian-West might be about to break into the market of home décor. Kardashian-West (39), the model, businesswoman, reality TV star, and social media queen, has recently filed several trademarks for KKW Home. Is this the natural next step to complement her cosmetics and fragrance line, KKW Beauty? Click on this article link to learn more.

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Microsoft and Honda Are in a Powered-Up Trademark Dispute

You would think that an automotive company like Honda wouldn’t have anything in common with a tech company like Microsoft. Well apparently both companies believe in the power of dreams, and Honda has filed a trademark opposition against Microsoft regarding Microsoft’s trademark application for ‘Power Your Dreams.’ Click on this article link to learn more.

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Kendrick Lamar Hit With Copyright Lawsuit Over “Loyalty”

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.

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Tardigrate Video Game Loses Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Over Star Trek: Discovery

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.

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WWE’s New Trademark is Taking Over Saturdays

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.

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Florida Attraction Sues Epic Games Over Virtual Coral Castle in Fortnite

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.

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Rockstar Game Has Filed an Opposition to ‘Rocstar’ Trademark

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.

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Federal Judge Rules on the ‘Despacito’ v. ‘Despasito’ Copyright Lawsuit

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.

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