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Llama drama


The creators of the giant stuffed llamas in Fall Out Boy’s “Young and Menace” video have sued the band, alleging they were licensed to use the puppets for just the video “but not beyond.” Further uses of the llama puppets, [...]

Llama drama2019-04-16T10:02:37+02:00

Grande restrictions


American pop music star Ariana Grande has sparked an outcry from photographers and media organizations with her new concert tour agreement. Reportedly, as a response to “greedy photographers” taking advantage of her in the past, the new contract requires that [...]

Grande restrictions2019-04-16T09:56:02+02:00

Land slide win for Land Rover


Land Rover has finally won a lawsuit against the Chinese Landwind, which sells an almost exact copy of the Evoque on its home market. The Chinese court may no longer sell the Landwind X7. A precedent on Chinese soil, of [...]

Land slide win for Land Rover2019-04-16T16:21:11+02:00

KFC is flattered by imitations


If others are copying your brand you can send a cease and desist letter, or you can use it in an advertising campaign. Kentucky Fried Chicken must have thought the latter. The chicken fast-food chain has launched a major brand [...]

KFC is flattered by imitations2019-04-16T09:40:07+02:00

Notorious criminals


Game developer Rockstar Games has been sued by detective agency Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations because the name of the company is used in the game Red Dead Redemption 2. The detective agency sent a summons letter to Rockstar Games as [...]

Notorious criminals2019-03-19T09:31:15+02:00

Weight a minute!


Dieters with New Year's resolutions to lose weight, got mixed up when trying to download the Weight Watchers app. Apparently, a large number of downloaders got the app confused with that of British pub chain Wetherspoon. On the app store, [...]

Weight a minute!2019-03-19T09:20:43+02:00

It’s not unsusual to be sued by anyone (2)


The American actor Alfonso Ribeiro withdraws the lawsuit (see our earlier post) filed against Fortnite developer Epic Games. In the popular battle royale game Fortnite, players can do the 'Carlton' dance, which Ribeiro performed in the comedy series The Fresh [...]

It’s not unsusual to be sued by anyone (2)2019-03-19T09:18:53+02:00

Sole mates


Louboutin's red sole has enabled Louboutin to amass trademark rights around the world. The luxury brand has recently been victorious in its attempts to protect the red sole as a trademark. This has caught the eye of a fellow footwear [...]

Sole mates2019-03-19T15:02:27+02:00

Not so jolly


Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) is taking legal action against a restaurant in Guangxi, China for trademark infringement after a Facebook post showing the restaurant’s “JoyRulBee” logo went viral. “Our legal team has been taking the necessary steps in order to [...]

Not so jolly2019-03-19T09:02:53+02:00

No worries


The Walt Disney Co. is having legal troubles over the phrase "Hakuna Matata" from the movie The Lion King. The entertainment giant is under siege over the Swahili phrase that means "no worries". More than 180,000 people have signed an [...]

No worries2019-02-19T11:25:09+02:00
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