Posts Tagged: star wars


Can the name of a fictional, intergalactic game evolve into a trademark protectable in the world of mere groundlings?

In its latest action in a multi-jurisdictional conflict with a mobile gaming producer, Lucasfilm Ltd. LLC and Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC filed a complaint for trademark …
By Cliff Kuehn
9 months ago 7

Disney to enter streaming video market in late 2019 with networks for sports, family entertainment

This August, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) announced that it will be releasing two large Netflix-like streaming video services which will both be available in late 2019 …
By Benjamin Joe
10 months ago 0

Characters for Hire cite to Naked Cowboy in fighting Disney’s claims of copyright, trademark infringement

Characters for Hire also argued that the trademark infringement claims lacked the essential element of confusion. Citing to Naked Cowboy v. CBS, a case decided in Southern …
By Steve Brachmann
12 months ago 5

Lucasfilm brings trademark suit against operator of lightsaber training academies

The lawsuit filed by Lucasfilm names a series of defendants including Michael Brown, also known as Flynn Michael, a resident of Oakland, CA, and the operator of …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 1

Counterfeit Star Wars Products May Well Be Funding The Real World’s Dark Side

Counterfeiting has exploded in the last decade or so, paralleling the growth of the Internet and online sales. It’s harder for counterfeiters to get their products …
By Andrew Brodsky
3 years ago 0

3D Conversion Patents take Center Stage in Hollywood Visual Effects Case

Two of the biggest post-production/3D-conversion companies are preparing for battle in a patent infringement suit that is sure to create enemies and allies in the world …
By Kevin A. Rieffel
3 years ago 5

The Walt Disney Company – An Innovative and Creative Pioneer

A strong sense of innovation runs through the entire operations of the Walt Disney Company and the many forms of entertainment media developed by the corporation. For …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

The Empire Strikes Back, Intellectual Ventures Style

It seems that Intellectual Ventures, the patent absorbing company founded by former Microsoft executive Nathan Myhrvold, is starting to head where we all knew they eventually would, …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 17

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