Need some good reading material? Here’s a quick recap of the top IP news stories and hot topics in IP we loved diving into the past month!

  • “LeBron James loves Taco Tuesday®. But he’s not a fan of that tiny, encircled “R” symbolizing the slogan’s registered trademark. So, James is ready to battle his first offseason opponent: Taco John’s, a Wyoming-based Mexican restaurant chain with 400 locations that has owned the trademark for “Taco Tuesday” in 49 states since 1989.” – LeBron James Joins Taco Bell in Fight to Free ‘Taco Tuesday’ Phrase From Trademark, NBC4 News
  • “An NFC South battle is brewing off the gridiron between the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Bucs that could land the franchises in court over using the trademarked name “KREWE.” New Orleanians and the Gulf Coast region have used the word “KREWE” during Mardi Gras…” – Saints, Bucs Battle Over Trademark, Sports Illustrated
  • “The decision for Andy Warhol Foundations for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith in part hinges on the photographer’s original contract specifically granting one-time use, but the Supreme Court also ruled that the silk screens were not transformative enough of the original photograph to fall under Fair Use…” – Supreme Court Rules Against Warhol: Impact for Photographers, Rangefinder
  • “Facial recognition technology is used to unlock phones, unlock doors of luxury homes and lock up criminals. It’s so powerful and rife with the potential to be misused that regulators should treat faces like trade secrets, says Professor Elizabeth A. Rowe…” – Why Your Face Should Be a Trade Secret, UVA Law


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