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Nike Sues for Trademark Infringement, Citing Sneaker Piracy

The complaint, filed with the U.S. District Court in New York on November 30, accuses Bill Omar Carrasquillo (“Omi”) and By Kiy LLC (“Kiy”) of promoting and selling fake Nike sneakers in various color combinations. According to the plaintiff, their activities amount to trademark infringement, unfair competition, false designation of origin and trademark dilution, significantly …

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IKEA Files Legal Action Over Alleged Trademark Infringement

The one-man indie game studio, Ziggy, has created The Store is Closed, a survival game that takes place in an “infinite furniture store,” where players must build fortifications and weapons so that they can survive the night. The problem: Jacob Shaw, the man behind Ziggy, must first survive a legal action claiming trademark infringement. Shaw …

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Bill Nye Sues for Counterfeiting and Trademark Infringement

Bill Nye Productions, Inc. has filed a counterfeiting and trademark infringement lawsuit against domain names associated with interactive websites that import and sell counterfeit Bill Nye merchandise. The organization also filed a temporary restraining order. William Stafford Nye, known by his moniker Bill Nye the Science Guy, is a mechanical engineer, television personality and CEO …

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Vans and MSCHF in Wavy Baby Trademark Infringement Case

The question in this trademark infringement case is whether a fashion parody can be held to U.S. trademark laws. A U.S. appeals court examined the decision by a Brooklyn court that blocked sales of Brooklyn art collective MSCHF’s shoes that parodied those sold by Vans shoes and apparel. The distorted “wavy” shoes are intended to …

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Clint Eastwood Wins $2M CBD Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

Does Clint Eastwood promote CBD products? The answer from a California federal court is no. Eastwood was victorious in a lawsuit that alleged that a CBD seller stole his name and likeness to promote its CBD products. This verdict, which awarded the actor $2 million, is the second to be decided in his favor against …

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Nike Files Suit Against Michigan Sellers for Fake Sneakers, NFTs

Nike is stepping up its legal fight with StockX, an online streetwear and sneaker resale marketplace. Earlier this month, Nike alleged that the Michigan-based reseller sold counterfeit sneakers. Back in February, the company filed another lawsuit, claiming that StockX is engaging in trademark infringement by using Nike’s trademark to sell digital versions (non-fungible tokens or …

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Textbook Publishers Sue Shopify for Copyright Violations

On Wednesday, five major textbook publishers sued Shopify, accusing the Canadian e-commerce company of letting its vendors repeatedly commit digital piracy. This trademark and copyright infringement case was filed jointly by McGraw Hill, Pearson, Macmillan, Elsevier and Cengage. Shopify, based in Ottawa, was first launched in 2006 as a platform to sell snowboarding equipment. It …

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