Friday, December 14, 2018

Ghost Face Mask hits pro basketball player with trademark and copyright infringement suits

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Eastern Unlimited claims that Rosier has violated both copyright and trademark law by producing, marketing and selling apparel that features a cartoon image of the NBA star wearing the mask made famous in the 1996 teen slasher movie “Scream.”

More here.


Any song from Folsom or San Quentin…

So long as the bar has a license.


Feds want to use trademark law to stamp out motorcycle club


“It’s a strange tool to use to try to stamp out an organization,” said Ben M. Davidson, a trademark attorney in Los Angeles. “This club doesn’t exist because of its trademark, and I don’t think losing it is what’s going to stop them from being a club.”

More on trademark law and The Mongols, here.



Zippo “click” a registered trademark

Granted first in the United States, with other markets set to follow, the trademark has been awarded in recognition of Zippo’s careful manufacturing process which produces the highly distinctive sound, synonymous with the windproof lighter. It joins an exclusive line-up of other trademarked sounds including The Hunger Games’ Mockingjay Whistle and famed MGM Lion roar, among others.

More here.


According to ADAA member, money laundering is “simply not something that’s pervasive”

The Illicit Art and Antiquities Trafficking Prevention Act (HR 5886), proposed in the US Congress in May, is now in limbo after the November mid-term elections. However, it could be reintroduced to the new Congress in January 2019, amid a recent rise in anti-money-laundering initiatives worldwide.

More here.


Cady Noland still in the art world

Despite the attention given to Noland’s withdrawal, anyone who follows art-world news closely will be aware that she has remained active behind the scenes, ensuring that her work is treated with proper respect when it comes up for auction, and consulting with curators.

Probably a good thing. Art historian Martha Buskirk has more on Noland’s latest exhibition.



Thought of the week



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