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Nintendo says “Mama Mia!” to Tokyo’s Real-Life Mario Kart

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Tourists hoping to visit the Mushroom Kingdom may have to make other plans, after Nintendo filed a lawsuit against a Japanese company offering real-life Mario Kart inspired tours of Tokyo. According to the New York Times, Nintendo is claiming that the rental company, which operates under the name of MariCar in English, violates Nintendo’s intellectual […]

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Empowering Young Arab Athletes, One Nike Pro Hijab At A Time

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  On March 7, 2017, Nike announced its expansion into a new market with the Pro Hijab. The product is designed for Muslim female athletes and will be available for sale in spring 2018. CNN Money reports the design process took 13 months, resulting in a lightweight, breathable design that still adheres to religious standards. […]

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Family Feud: Los Angeles Lakers’ Edition

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  Apparently the turmoil embroiling by the Los Angeles Lakers doesn’t just stay on the court. As reported by the Los Angeles Times, a bitter family feud rages behind the scenes over control of the legendary franchise. On March 3rd, 2017, part owner and President of the Los Angeles Lakers, Jeanie Buss, was granted a […]

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Counterfeit Hamilton Merch Takes Final Bow

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On February 22, Hamilton: An American Musical producer Jeffrey Seller announced that Hamilton Uptown, the musical’s production company, settled a trademark and copyright infringement suit with online retail platforms SunFrog and GearLaunch. Hamilton Uptown and Creative Goods Merchandise filed the complaint against SunFrog, GearLaunch, and several John Doe defendants in October in the U.S. District […]

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When Morality and Copyright Collide

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As reported by Complete Music, in early March 2017, relatives of the late Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdi filed new papers in their ongoing appeal of a moral rights claim against music icons Jay-Z and Timbaland. The case began in 2007, when Hamdi’s family alleged that Jay-Z and Timbaland’s sampling of Hamdi’s music in their 2000 smash […]

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The Future of Sports is Virtual

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While fans of traditional sports may view eSports with some skepticism, the business people behind traditional sports leagues appear to see a promising investment opportunity. For example, in early February, the NBA and Take-Two Interactive, the creator of the NBA 2K video game franchise, announced the launch of an eSports league with teams controlled by […]

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Falling Off the Balance Beam

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  According to a report by the Washington Post, Lawrence G. Nassar, former team physician for the U.S. women’s and Michigan State University (“MSU”) gymnastic teams, was charged on February 22, 2017 with sexually abusing nine female athletes, some of whom were younger than 13 years old. Although the Washington Post noted that USA Gymnastics […]

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When Netflix Makes Fox Executives An Offer They Can’t Refuse

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  Lawyers for Twenty-First Century Fox filed a writ of mandate to a California appellate court on Tuesday, February 21, as part of their ongoing lawsuit against Netflix. Twenty-First Century Fox, the company owned by media-mogul Rupert Murdoch and includes Fox, Fox News, the FX Networks, and a film division, initiated the suit in September […]

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A Rumble in the Garden

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On February 8th, retired New York Knicks star Charles Oakley was forcibly removed from Madison Square Garden (MSG) during a Knicks-Clippers game. Oakley was charged with three counts of misdemeanor assault and one count of criminal trespass after he got into a scuffle with a number of MSG security officials. He is accused of striking […]

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What’s in a hangtag? that which we call Coach

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According to the The Fashion Law, Coach filed an action in a Manhattan federal court in February 2017 against various defendants for creating and distributing products that allegedly infringe upon its intellectual property. Interestingly, and rather unusually, Coach is not only seeking trademark protection, but also protection of trade dress of its hangtag design. Trade dress refers […]

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