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- A European court sided with Zara, finding a safari company's trademark application was too similar to the fast fashion brand's registration.
- Supreme Italia, a counterfeit organization involved in ongoing legal battles with Supreme, is losing trademark registrations in China.
- "Toronto Raptors star Kawhi Leonard claims Nike stole a logo he created, 'fraudulently' filed a copyright application for it, and then threatened to sue him for using it."
- Universal Music Group is trying to stave off a mass termination of artists' grants.
- Lord Buckethead has run for office in the UK several times, but the fun may be over.
- Mets fans are not happy about Tom Brady's new trademark application.
- Sports betting makes licensing more complicated for colleges and universities, but also creates other opportunities.
- One man invented the modern smiley face. Another man made it into a multi-million dollar business.
- Facebook is getting into the drone business, specifically drones made of kites.
Odds and Ends
- Blackbeard is heading to the Supreme Court.
- Out of these weird patents, I personally could really use the alarming bed.
- The USPS is hiring.
- Iron Maiden is suing the makers of the video game Ion Maiden.
See you next week!
Hannah from Alt Legal