Ferrari threatened to sue a customer for trademark infringement for posting "distasteful" images that included the Ferrari brand.
Jony Ive, whose design work at Apple includes such products as the iMac, iPod, and iPhone, announced last month in an interview that he intended to leave the company and start his own design company called LoveFrom. Although the scope of LoveFrom has not yet been announced, Ive’s company appears to have filed in late May a trademark application for “LOVEFROM JONY.” The USPTO filing lists items in 25 international classes totaling over 1,500 specific goods and services.
- A new Apple patent filing shows a mixed reality headset that tracks your whole face. Also in Apple news, Apple plans to buy Intel’s wireless chip unit for $1 billion.
- The US District Court in Connecticut recently found Best-Lock Construction Toys to be inviolation of several of Lego's copyrights.
- Justice Alito has unrecused himself, which he has previously done nine times, in the ongoing Oracle copyright case.
- The Supreme Court has two copyright cases on their January argument calendar. One will try to resolve when registration of a copyright claim has "been made."
A new study details the relationship between the government, specifically the USPTO, and the private sector. The study finds the movement of examiners from the USPTO to the private sector often correlates with the examiners' patent grant rates at those companies.
- A Swiss artist is suing GM for featuring his mural in social media ads.
- Bacardi has been enforcing their trademark rights since 1936, often using the slogan "It's your right" to assure consumers they should have Bacardi rum in their Bacardi cocktail. Check out the legal history of the Bacardi cocktail here.
A photographer who received threats from Duran Duran's representatives to get him to sign over the rights to his photographs has started a blockchain based company for creative types.
The creator of the song "Harlem Shake" is exploring all possible legal options for the takedown of Ajit Pai's video that uses the song.
A judge approved a deal for the production of a documentary about Prince's life, which is estimated to earn his estate an eight-figure sum.
A judge affirmed his initial ruling against Lions Gate in a case over a parody of the signature move from Dirty Dancing, answering the question of whether the material was protected by copyright or trademark.