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Comprehensive List of NFT Trademark Filings

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are rising in popularity.  This has lead to an increase in the number of trademark filings around NFT brands at the USPTO. NFTs represent unique digital items such as digital art, audio, video, and other creative works that can be purchased using blockchain technology. Recently, entities like the Chainsmokers and Andy Warhol’s […]

WNBA Abandons “WUBBLE” Trademark After Challenge From WUBBLE Ball

Last year, the WNBA filed a trademark application for “WUBBLE.” This was the WNBA’s version of the “Bubble” for the WBNA’s season in 2020. While the WNBA’s application was approved by the USPTO for registration, in January 2021 and the makers of the WUBBBLE Ball subsequently filed an “extension of time to oppose” the application.  […]

NCAA Seeks Cancellation of “VASECTOMY MAYHEM” Trademark

The NCAA has filed a Petition for Cancellation against the trademark owned by a Virginia Urology practice for “VASECTOMY MAYHEM.” The registration was issued in September 2020 for vasectomy services. Now, what does the NCAA have to do with vasectomies? According to the cancellation petition, the NCAA alleged Virginia Urology started off by using “Vasectomy […]

Slaying the Monster: How a Minor League Hockey Team Beat Monster Energy and Registered Their ‘Cleveland Monster’ Trademarks

Monster Energy is known to have a significant trademark enforcement program around its ‘MONSTER’ trademark and associated logos.  In one notable case, Monster Energy ignited a six-year long trademark dispute with the Toronto Raptors by opposing the team’s trademark applications for a “claw-tearing-through-basketball” logo. The concern about Monster Energy’s trademark enforcement tactics is that they […]

Taylor Swift Files 25 Trademark Applications for “TAYLOR’S VERSION”

Taylor Swift’s company, TAS Rights Management, filed 25 trademark applications on February 10th and 11th for variations of “TAYLOR’S VERSION.” Swift announced that she will be re-recording all six albums made under her previous label, Big Machine Records, all of which have since been sold to Shamrock Capital. Not only did Swift file “TAYLOR’S VERSION” […]

NFL Opposes XFL’s Trademark for Houston Roughnecks Logo

The NFL, which still owns trademark rights around the Houston Oilers trademarks, has filed an opposition against the XFL’s trademark application for the Houston Roughnecks logo. In the documents filed on December 28, the NFL contends that the Roughnecks logo is too similar to that of the former Houston Oilers team.

Drake and Nike Collab: “FORZA NOCTA” Trademark

In past few weeks, there has been increased speculation that Drake and Nike will be dropping a clothing collaboration. Thanks to trademark applications that have been filed with the USPTO, recent documents may provide some clues about what will be included in the collaboration. The first interesting filing noted is a “FORZA NOCTA” application that […]

Carnival’s “KING JAMES” Trademark Blocked By LeBron James

LeBron James has filed formal documents to oppose a trademark application for “KING JAMES” that was filed by Carnival Cruise Lines. LeBron’s company, LBJ Trademarks, filed the formal opposition with the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) on November 18. The opposition stops in its tracks a trademark […]

Shaquille O’Neal Files Trademark Application for “SHAQPOT”

Shaquille O’Neal filed a new trademark application for “SHAQPOT” on October 22. The application indicates that O’Neal and Authentic Brands Group intends to use the “SHAQPOT” trademark in association with betting services, gambling services, and wagering services. The filing also includes a website featuring online betting, gaming, gambling and wagering services related to sporting events. […]

Russell Wilson Files Trademark Application for “LET RUSS COOK”

Russell Wilson has filed a new trademark application for “LET RUSS COOK.” The “LET RUSS COOK” phrase originated from week 3 of the 2019 NFL season, where a Seattle Seahawks fan posted a tweet suggesting the Seahawks just “let Russ cook.” As documented by The Athletic, the idea of letting Wilson have more control over […]

Trump Organization’s “TELERALLY” Trademark Refused

Trump Organization’s trademark application for “TELERALLY” has been initially refused by the USPTO. DTTM Operations, LLC is the holding company for all of Trump Organization’s trademark applications. Back in July, the entity filed the “TELERALLY” application. While it does not appear that the campaign has used the trademark over the past few months, the USPTO […]

Who Owns the CITY OF CHAMPIONS Trademark?

On October 27, the Los Angeles Dodgers brought home the second championship to the city of Los Angeles in a matter of weeks. Los Angeles Lakers superstar Lebron James went to social media to share that he would love to celebrate what has become “a city of champions.” In response, Mark Cuban chimed in on […]

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