Tuesday, March 26, 2019

City in New Mexico doesn’t want Judy Chicago Museum

Evangelical Christian leaders and conservative members of the city council find her art to be indecent. “If Judy Chicago wants to be successful in a museum, well bless her little heart,” sixty-two-year-old John K. Thompson said at a recent city council meeting. “But not in a sleepy little town in the middle of New Mexico. A lot of her art is very sexual, more fitting for some liberal city far from here.”

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Artist opposes censorship

Shepard Fairey has gone public and stated that “he will insist on the removal of his large outdoor portrait of Robert F. Kennedy at the school named after him” if said school destroys a mural by artist, Beau Stanton.

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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.”

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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