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Jan 20, 2021

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) has decided that a proposed mark incorporating the name “Trump” may not be federally registered as a trademark. Relying on the Lanham Act  that doesn't allow registration of any mark that identifies “a particular living individual” without that person’s consent,...


Jan 4, 2021

On this special episode of The Blackletter Podcast, we highlight the best of seasons one through five! Topics include business development and marketing, legal issues in independent film making, political consulting, immigration, corporate law, corporate finance, commercial lending, non-competes, and more.


Dec 28, 2020

A company called Harrison/Erickson created the Phillie Phanatic way back in 1984. Harrison/Erickson sold the Phillie Phanatic to the Philadelphia Phillies for $215,000 back in 1984. However, they argue that under a section of the copyright act, they had the right to renegotiate those terms, and have since August of 2019...


Dec 21, 2020

Thousands of people got an email from Airbnb a couple of weeks ago, and they made maybe a $15,000 mistake. At least one man did according to an article by NPR. Airbnb went through its initial public offering, and its stock price more than doubled almost instantly. Now, tons of Airbnb hosts who had received an email...


Dec 14, 2020

Today a US appeal court is going to hear an appeal challenging the order that blocked the TikTok app from the store. Now that ban at least blocking it entirely from the App Store and blocking the users was stayed by another appeals court judge or a district court judge in September 27th. However, absent some kind of...