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Stines v The Carters

by Tequila Higgins           On Tuesday, June 16, a suit was filed against music mogul couple Sean “Jay Z” Carter and Beyonce Knowles Carter by Jamaican artist, Lenora Antoinette Stines. Stines accuses The...

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Sony Launches Racial Equity & Inclusion Initiative

by Tequila Higgins           Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra has enacted a racial equity and inclusion initiative title “Sony Pictures Action” (SPA). This...

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Live From Instagram, We Present to You: #Verzuz

 by Tequila Higgins Over the past two and a half months, most of Americans have been coming up with some of the most creative ways to keep ourselves entertained as we battle this pandemic, COVID-19. From virtual meetings, birthday parties to...

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Justice For Ahmaud Arbery: Meet The Black Lawyer Crew

by Tequila Higgins On February 23, 2020 Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed 25 year old Black man, was gunned down in a South Georgia neighborhood in broad daylight due to a father (Greg McMichael) and son (Trevor McMichael) “policing” their...

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Megan Thee Stallion v Carl Crawford/1501 Certified Ent.

by Tequila Higgins Back on March 2, 2020, Megan Pete (aka Megan Thee Stallion) filed a lawsuit against her label, 1501 Certified Entertainment and its CEO Carl Crawford, asking for $1M and a termination of her contract. She claimed that the label...

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The Business That Keeps on Growing: Kylie Jenner Files Yet Another Trademark Application

by Khadija Dukes Kylie Jenner attempts to add yet another mark to her roster of trademarks, according to the Daily Mail. The young mogul filed trademark applications for several marks using her daughter’s name, Stormi. One of the many...

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California Enacts Fair Pay to Play Act

courtesy of NY Times College athletes in the state of California are #winning with the passage of the Fair Pay to Play Act. This law needs to be adopted nationwide. Colleges and the NCAA have been profiting for over a hundred years from their...

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October Celebrity Trademark Review

Looks like Kanye, Kawhi, and Kylie have all been getting familiar with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the process of obtaining trademarks. Let’s take a look: Kawhi Leonard, who ran into some trademark issues with...

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Disney Opposes the Use of Its Trademarked Phrase, ‘Hakuna Matata’

by Khadija Dukes Image via Wikimedia Commons Once again, Disney’s most beloved movie, The Lion King, is in headlines, but this time not for its cinematic debut. On July 31, 2019, Disney filed an opposition with the United States Patent...

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Kylie Jenner Adds Perfume and Nail Collection to Her Billion-Dollar Businesses

The world’s youngest billionaire will be adding two more products to her ever-growing business portfolio. According to Refinery 29, Kylie Jenner has registered trademarks for a perfume line and a nail collection. The 21-year-old, who filed...

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