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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NDAs can protect your business in spite of its infamous misuse

This legal document has been in the news lately so much and some of it’s use has been controversial. Trump has used one to gag porn star and producer Stormy Daniels and makes individuals working with him, sign.  Harvey Weinstein had used it in an attempt to systematically silence his alleged victims. But this legal tool also helps companies to protect themselves from disgruntled employees, to keep secret formulas, trade secrets, intellectual property or other confidential information.…

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Facebook confronting lawsuits for use of face recognition technology

Thank you SHAIZAH HASAN for your contribution. As if it wasn’t enough with the Cambridge Analytica problem, Facebook is facing a class action lawsuit against their illegal use of a facial recognition on photos, without users’ approval. It seems like Mark Zuckerberg and his staff of social media geniuses can’t catch a break. Just a little over a week after Zuckerberg’s 10-hour testimony with Congress about Cambridge Analytics harvesting of user data, Facebook must now go to court for…

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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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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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