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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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Pobre Mambacita

by Khadija Dukes Prior to the untimely death of NBA star Kobe Bryant and his beloved daughter Gianna “Gigi” Bryant, Bryant filed a trademark application for Gigi’s nickname, “Mambacita” – a play on her...

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Mr. and Mrs. Independent: Harry and Meghan File Trademark Applications for Multiple Marks

by Khadija Dukes Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are in the news once again, and this time it’s not for shirking their royal duties. The happy couple will continue to do their good work, even if it’s not at the royal kingdom, by...

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What’s in a Meme

Seems like people all over are just flocking to the trademark office these days, just as soon as any phrase pops off. Someone, somewhere claims they made the phrase poppin’ and now they don’t want anyone else to use it without paying...

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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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Kawhi Leonard vs. Nike

by Williametta Garnett Seems like the star was not only fighting for a championship ring but also his ownership to the “KLAW” logo. In June 2019, Kawhi filed a lawsuit against his once endorsed well-renowned sports brand Nike claiming...

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Baywatch Star Carmen Electra Sues Massachusetts Strip Club For Trademark Infringement

by Williametta Garnett Baywatch star Carmen Electra and seven other women are suing a Massachusetts strip club that goes by the name Golden Banana strip club for allegedly using their photos in advertisements without permission. The suit was filed...

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Trademarks And Social Media Movements: #BlackGirlMagic

By Corinne Coleman, Guest Blogger A few months ago, a woman by the name of Nadia Chamberlain decided to revamp her Instagram by deleting every post from her profile while continuing to maintain her following. Soon after, she renamed her page...

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Big Brands Aren’t Exempt From Trademark Infringement and Neither Is Your Business

by Larae Whether you’re familiar with how trademarks affect you as an entrepreneur, you’ve either heard of the term or have seen the ® logo everywhere on marketing materials for major brands. Have you sought to obtain one or...

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