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Recently, Jersey Shore cast members have suffered some trademark grenades. In August, Snooki attempted to register her nickname for use on the books, but the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) refused to register “Snooki” due to a likelihood of confusion with the cartoon cat “Snooky” from the children’s book, Adventures of Snooky; Under [...]Continue Reading →
Recently, Nicole Polizzi, better known as “Snooki” from the hit MTV reality show, Jersey Shore, endured some hairballs when she was arrested for disorderly conduct and ridiculed for her anti-Obama statement about the tanning tax.
The newest drama involves a cartoon cat named “Snooky” from the children’s book [...]Continue Reading →
Former Talking Heads Frontman David Byrne has sued Florida Governor Charlie Crist, alleging Crist used the Talking Heads song, “Road to Nowhere” without permission in a Senate campaign ad. The suit accuses Mr. Crist of copyright infringement and false endorsement, and seeks $1 million in damages.
The song first appeared in [...]Continue Reading →
On September 23, 2009 By Andrew Cunningham
Lions, Tigers and Bears, oh my! It is not uncommon for professional sports teams to be named after courageous, cunning, or speedy animals (or maybe pretty birds in the case of the Blue Jays and Cardinals), but some teams opt to honor notable characters from history like the Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Pirates and Texas Rangers, [...]Continue Reading →
It’s the age-old story: artist puts out album, Pitchfork loves album, another artist claims right to use the artist’s name. Okay, so maybe it’s not that common of a tale, but it’s been the subject of more than a few confused news articles. Some recent examples: in 2004, Manitoba mastermind Dan Snaith changed [...]Continue Reading →
When does a television program cease to be a documentary, and instead become an infomercial hawking a product? This question will likely be posed to a jury following the recent Third Circuit opinion in the case of Facenda v. N.F.L. Films, Inc. On September 9, 2008, the Third Circuit unanimously ruled [...]Continue Reading →
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