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Monthly Archives from February 2022

LEGO, Queer Eye Wardrobe, and Copyright Infringement

An oversight by ITV and Netflix may have led to a copyright infringement case against toymaker LEGO – one of many reasons to get clearance for any artwork used in a show. How are these companies connected in this story? In Netflix’s Queer Eye series, artist James Concannon’s artwork was showcased on a leather jacket that he made for one of the Fab Five, Antoni Porowski. When LEGO made a Queer Eye-themed set, this is […]

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Marks Gray Grows Its Intellectual Property Practice

Exciting news: The team of Mitchell Ghaneie Law is joining Marks Gray. This will make us one of the region’s largest full-service intellectual property practices.  With the additions, our new practice team will include three attorneys and two registered patent agents. Overall, Marks Gray has grown to 28 attorneys and a total of 60 employees. Our new team members strengthen Marks Gray’s position in the market. Now we can provide the full-service intellectual property legal […]

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Rogue Little Caesars Face Trademark Infringement

Franchise business operations are heavily governed by rules. These rules make it possible to both protect and share the intellectual property of the central business’s marks. When the rules are violated, the mutual commercial relationship breaks down. In Seattle, WA, several rogue Little Caesar franchises continue to serve and deliver pizza and chicken wings – after their franchise agreement was terminated in July of 2021.  Little Caesar Enterprises and LC Trademarks, Inc. have sued for […]

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