Ariana Grande, Others, Suing for the Unappropriated Use of Their Images

Persons can be powerful marketing tools who can command millions of dollars in revenue. We are talking of celebrities and influencers such as Ariana Grande selling and endorsing products. Recently, two litigation cases have been reported about the unappropriated use of a person’s rights and likeness. The singer and performer Ariana Grande is suing Forever 21 for the use of a lookalike young woman to promote the giant retailer’s brands and, in a different case,…

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Intellectual Property: The Ingredient Food Entrepreneurs Should Not Miss

Restaurants owners and food entrepreneurs must consider to trademark their valuable brands and protect all intellectual property.

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Can You Trademark Recipes? Fire Cider Demonstrates Why it is Problematic

The New York Times frequently publishes stories about intellectual property.  Even though there is a small percentage of lawyers that practice and are experts in this field, the impact of intellectual property is increasing in the economies and markets. This past Sunday (March, 17th, 2019) the NYT printed and posted online this article about the perils of trademarking recipes and generic names, in this case, an herbal drink called Fire Cider. Fire Cider is a…

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