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Pulling Out the Claws: “Tiger King” Joe Exotic Sues Alleged Former Music Collaborator

Pulling Out the Claws: “Tiger King” Joe Exotic Sues Alleged Former Music Collaborator

Even an incarcerated felon has the right to try to protect their intellectual property, as “Tiger King” Joseph Maldonado-Passage, aka Joe Exotic, is demonstrating with his latest legal filing. The suit, filed in Florida Northern District Court, asserts that former music collaborator Vince Johnson infringed Exotic’s copyright by rerecording and using five songs that were …

Pulling Out the Claws: “Tiger King” Joe Exotic Sues Alleged Former Music Collaborator `

That’s NOT Funny!​ Legendary Standup Comedians Sue Pandora for Copyright Infringement, Royalties

“That’s NOT Funny!”​ Legendary Standup Comedians Sue Pandora for Copyright Infringement, Royalties

The suits filed by George Lopez, Andrew “Dice” Clay, Lewis Black, the estates of Robin Williams and George Carlin, and others against Pandora conglomerated into one Titanic legal action, pundits are already drawing comparisons between the current lawsuit against Pandora and actions against infamous file-sharing services like Napster and LimeWire, who were targeted by musicians …

“That’s NOT Funny!”​ Legendary Standup Comedians Sue Pandora for Copyright Infringement, Royalties `

NO, QUEEN! Mariah Carey Challenged by Peers to Prevent Trademark Queen of Christmas​

NO, QUEEN!: Mariah Carey Challenged by Peers to Prevent Trademark “Queen of Christmas”​

A while back, I wrote about the legal heat Mariah Carey had drawn over allegations of copyright infringement for her Christmas anthem “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” Now, she’s taking fire again…this time over plans to trademark the phrase “Queen of Christmas.” The trademark has hit a sour note with at least two …

NO, QUEEN!: Mariah Carey Challenged by Peers to Prevent Trademark “Queen of Christmas”​ `

The Queen is NOT Amused Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions Sues Podcast for Brand Dilution

The Queen is NOT Amused: Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions Sues Podcast for Brand Dilution

If you’re a longtime reader of my articles, you follow my website, or you’ve read my books Escaping the Gray and Think and Grow Rich For Inventors, you likely have already noticed that Oprah Winfrey is one of my personal heroes. She started out being raised by a single teenage mother on welfare and used …

The Queen is NOT Amused: Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions Sues Podcast for Brand Dilution `

A Tale of Two Metas

A Tale of Two Metas

It may be the most “meta” case in modern IP law history: A small AR/VR company called Meta.is (aka MetaX) is suing Meta (aka Facebook), alleging that Facebook’s change to the Meta name has diluted the original Meta.is brand and caused what is known as “reverse confusion” in IP circles by irrevocably giving the appearance …

A Tale of Two Metas `

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