Nintendo Balances the Scales of Their Trademarks by pursuing “PokéToon” and Letting go of “Eternal Darkness”

Nintendo is still in the news with another new Japanese trademark application, as well as reports of Nintendo abandoning one of its U.S. trademark applications. Click on this article link to learn more.

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Is Nintendo Gearing up for Something Big With These Seven New Japanese Trademark Applications?

Nintendo, the famous video game company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, has recently filed applications for seven new Japanese trademarks. Click on this article link to see what those trademarks are and to learn more about each of them.

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The Wanda Group Opposes Marvel’s “Wandavision” Trademark Application

Marvel, the famous subsidiary owned by the Walt Disney Company, is having one of its U.S. trademark applications for ‘WANDAVISION’ opposed by the Wanda Group, a very large Chinese conglomerate based in Hong Kong. The opposition proceeding seems to be filed just in time to potentially delay the release of Wandavision on Disney+. Click on this article link to learn more

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LL Cool J Sues Guerilla Union Over “Rock the Bells” Trademark

What does LL Cool J and Guerilla Union, Inc. have in common? Well apparently, it’s the use of the term “Rock the Bells” in conjunction with their musical works. James Todd Smith, the hip-hop recording artist commonly known by his stage name ‘LL Cool J,’ filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the Guerilla Union, Inc. and its founder Chang Weisberg, the company that produces the ‘Rock the Bells’ music festival. Click on this article link to learn more.

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Rockstar Games’ ‘Agent’ and the Issue of Trademark Abandonment

In 2007, Rockstar Games gave a teaser for a spy-themed video game titled ‘Agent’ that was set around the end of the cold war in the 1970s, and for over 10 years, fans eagerly awaited the release of the game that only had a small morsel of updates. Now, as we are approaching the end of November, and close to the end of 2018, an Agent trademark was designated as abandoned by the USPTO, and sources are all claiming that the developers have finally abandoned the game and just quietly let it go. But what does it really mean to abandon a trademark? Click on this article link to learn more.

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Samsung Files New Trademark Application for Galaxy Watch

Samsung’s has a new trademark for a wearable device, which means that a new smartwatch is on the way. With this trademark registration for a ‘Galaxy Watch,’ many are speculating that Samsung is about to make a move to unify it’s brand of smartwatches by bringing them under the umbrella of the ‘Galaxy’ line of mobile devices, which would also indicate a move from the Tizen operating system software to an Android-based software. Click on this article link to learn more.

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Looks Like There Only Room for One Red-Bottom-Sole Shoe Maker in Town

French shoe designer Christian Louboutin has recently secured an important victory in his ongoing battle to trademark red-sole shoes. On Tuesday, the European Court of Justice, the EU’s highest court, gave an advisory opinion in favor of the designer’s claim that the use of a specific shade of red on the underside of its shoes constitutes a recognizable characteristic of its brand. Click on this article link to learn more.

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A General Look at the IP Filings Surrounding This Year’s E3 Convention

In less than a month, this year’s E3 will take place. This means that now is as good of a time as any to check in and look at any recent IP filings surrounding the upcoming expo. With the game day countdown constantly running, all of the major hardware and software developers within the video game industry are rushing to solidify their presentations for the show. Click on this article link to learn more.

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Target is Being Targeted by Burberry for Trademark Infringement

Target is the latest brand to be caught in the cross-hairs of Burberry’s wrath. The famous London-based fashion house is bringing the U.S. mega retailer to court for trademark infringement. Click on this article link to learn more.

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