Louboutin Fights to Protect the Iconic Red Soles

By Kajol Kapadia   Can someone own a color on a sole? According to a recent (June 2018) verdict regarding a lawsuit filed by Christian Louboutin against the Dutch retail company, Van Halen, the iconic lacquer red used by the well-known French company,  yes, someone can. Christian Louboutin first filed against the brand Van Halen five years ago, claiming that the company had infringed upon its trademark of red-bottomed shoes. Over the years, Christian Louboutin has filed multiple…

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Nike and Undefeated Steal Logo from United States Naval Academy and Get Into Trouble

Even those who are not trademark attorneys were calling out Oregon based Nike and Los Angeles-based company Undefeated for taking the United States Naval Academy crest and use it as a brand logo. As you can see here, many of the features of the two are the same. Nike and Undefeated just simply added the Undefeated simpler design at the center and changed the words and few other touches. Many at the Naval Academy and around Maryland…

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Ed Sheeran and Tim McGraw sued for song copyright violation

Famous musicians, Ed Sheeran and Tim McGraw, are battling a lawsuit against Sean Carey and Beau Golden for copyrighting Carey/Golden’s 2014 song “When I Found You”. Ed Sheeran co-wrote Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s song “Rest of Our Life” which became very popular and climbed in the music charts. The Australian duo Carey/Golden claims the song deliberately copies the music notes and the overall theme from their 2014 song. You can hear a layered comparison…

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Padmaavat: Bollywood film making the zealots crazy

Contribution by Bhavini Mistry In 2017 protests erupted across India over the production of a Bollywood film based on a sixteenth-century historical poem called Padmaavat. The story revolves around a married Hindu queen named Padmaavati and a Muslim emperor named Alauddin Khilji who becomes obsessed with her. The dispute in India arose from the fact that it is a story of forbidden love between a Muslim man and Hindu woman. Moreover, the story highlights conflicts…

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Avengers, Beauty and Guardians of the Galaxy Facing the Court

Thanks, Bhavini Mistry for your collaboration. Movie companies Paramount Pictures, Fox, and Disney were sued for copyright infringement by Rearden LLC for using their MOVA “facial motion-capture technology” in their box-office winning films Marvel’s Avengers, Beauty and the Beast, and Guardians of the Galaxy. Rearden LLC believes that these movies have used their technology without consent and should be confiscated or even destroyed. They also claim that they own the output of their facial software program. The…

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