Intellectual Property

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Another Battle Brewing for the Buckeyes. This Time, It’s Not Ohio State Football – It’s Ohio State Intellectual Property
Posted on 3 Jun 2011 by Travis Burchart

The Ohio State University licenses and markets many items using the trademarks "scarlet and gray," "Buckeye(s)," "Brutus Buckeye," the Block O with or without Buckeye Leaves, "Go Bucks," and the "Buckeye... Read More

A Strange Trademark Menu: Hamburgers, Chick-fil-A and Bo Jackson
Posted on 4 Aug 2011 by Travis Burchart

Last week, N'Genuity Enterprises sued Chick-fil-A for trademark infringement. The oddities (I mean "facts") of the case involve ex-professional athlete Bo Jackson, the "Bo Burger," and the talking cow from the Chick-fil-A commercials... Read More

NBA Finals: Trademark Law Favors Miami Heat as OKC’s Kevin Durant Sued over Durantula Nickname
Posted on 21 Jun 2012 by Travis Burchart

It's bad enough that Kevin Durant has to guard Lebron James on the basketball court, but now, the Oklahoma City Thunder's superstar has to guard his Durantula nickname in a court of law. Yesterday, Mark Durante sued Kevin Durant and Nike for trademark... Read More

NBA Finals: Trademark Law Favors Miami Heat as OKC’s Kevin Durant Sued over Durantula Nickname
Posted on 21 Jun 2012 by Travis Burchart

It's bad enough that Kevin Durant has to guard Lebron James on the basketball court, but now, the Oklahoma City Thunder's superstar has to guard his Durantula nickname in a court of law. Yesterday, Mark Durante sued Kevin Durant and Nike for... Read More

Yankees Win! New York Yankees Successfully Oppose Trademark Registration of Ominous Moniker, “Evil Empire”
Posted on 22 Feb 2013 by Travis Burchart

Red Sox fans - next time you ridicule the Yankees, you might need to first apply for a trademark license to do so. And worst of all, you'll need to seek that license from your subject of ridicule, the Yankees themselves. The New York Yankees... Read More

Another Battle Brewing for the Buckeyes. This Time, It’s Not Ohio State Football – It’s Ohio State Intellectual Property
Posted on 3 Jun 2011 by Travis Burchart

The Ohio State University licenses and markets many items using the trademarks "scarlet and gray," "Buckeye(s)," "Brutus Buckeye," the Block O with or without Buckeye Leaves, "Go Bucks," and the "Buckeye... Read More