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Licensing Legal Dispute Ended By Settlement

Two toy companies have peacefully resolved their licensing dispute after the parties recently obtained a ruling in court. The two companies have released a joint statement saying in part, “GennComm LLC (“GennComm”) and Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Company (“BHTB”) are pleased to announce that they have reached a mutually satisfactory resolution of long-pending intellectual property disputes concerning the design, use, and ownership to certain memory foam in plush toys, including Squeezamals.” GenComm and BHTB were locked in a court battle beginning March 26, 2020, which concluded with a ruling from Judge Cormac J. Carney. The court summary declared that “BHTB’s claims for declaratory relief are dismissed with prejudice, GennComm’s counterclaims for breach of contract are dismissed with prejudice … (and) Judgment is entered for GennComm on its counterclaim for infringement.”… . . . read more

Legal

Legal Watch: Sears & Patagonia File Suit, SCOTUS Reevaluates TM Law

Sears and Patagonia file suit; plus, we break down what’s behind the latest Supreme Court case that could potentially open the door for “immoral” and “scandalous” marks to gain federal protection…


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Legal

Legal Tracker: Anti-competition & Trademark Registration Edition

We break down the trademark application issues plaguing Warner Bros. and Olivia Jade; plus, the EU fines Nike and Urban Outfitters is sued by Eris over its gender-neutral mark…


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Licensing Law

On Notice: Sportswear, Organics & Bankruptcy Updates

Puma comes under fire from In-N-Out Burger while Addidas can’t shake a suit, the Organic Trade Association fights fraud, Gymboree’s assets are snapped up, and GMM and Hearst reveal their plans for Defy Media’s brands…


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Online

Digital Deets: Retail, Social & Gaming Updates

What you need to know from ecommerce, egaming, and internet-related news. Featuring Amazon, Rovio/Sprint, pocket.watch, YouTube, TikTok, and more…


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Licensing Law

Legal Updates: Netflix/Chooseco, Rihanna, Sears & More

The latest in trademark-based lawsuits and unique registrations, as well as some updates on retailers going through bankruptcy…


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Business

M&A & CSR

We wrap up some of the biggest moves to impact business in 2019 and highlight those who are particularly good and doing good—Apple, IOC, Alibaba, Sesame Workshop, ABG, eOne, NASCAR, and more…


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Business

M&A & Legal: Fashion, Trade & Counterfeit

Marquee and VF serve up fashion updates, Alibaba expands its eWTP, Malaysia’s 20th Century Fox World comes to LA, the U.S. Soccer Foundation goes against the USSF, and more…


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Guest Op-Ed

Pioneering a Fresh Approach to IP Rights in China

Landmark Western cultural institutions are increasing their presence in the Middle Country. In this Guest OpEd, Alfilo Brands CEO Yizan He discusses the wave of companies pioneering a new approach to IP rights in China…


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Legal Watch

Legal Watch: Sporting Goods & Apparel; Toys & Games

Sports lifestyle brands Adidas, Crossfit, Reebok, Nike, and Under Armour made news this week; plus, a look back on TRU and eOne wins in China…


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