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NBCUniversal attempt to trademark “Dunder Mifflin” was rejected in 2020 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office because it was previously registered in 2014 by Jay Kennette Media Group. NBCUniversal is appealing the ruling and taking to court over trademark infringement, claiming that the company trademarked the name “Dunder Mifflin,” based on their hit...
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Justin Timberlake is facing a breach of contract lawsuit over a 2012 documentary featuring the making of his “The 20/20 Experience” album by the film’s director, John Urbano. Urbano claims in the suit that Timberlake “refuses to promote, market and sell a video documentary.” Urbano further claims that Timberlake pursued him to make the documentary...
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To cover his legal fees, Sheeran won a $1.1M award after years of an embattled copyright lawsuit over his 2017 “Shape of You,” Grammy-winning single. “The starting point is to identify the winners and losers in the action because the general rule is that the unsuccessful party pays the costs of the successful party,” Judge...
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H.E.R. filed a claim against the management company, M.B.K. Entertainment, which she signed with in 2011 at 14, is to be released from her contract. The singer, Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson, claims that “M.B.K. has been dictating her career decisions beyond the allowed seven-year period under California Labor Code Section 2855, also known as the “Seven...
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Music producer Anastas’ Pupa Nas-T’ Hackett, and his company Travelling Man Productions, LLC, filed a $10M copyright lawsuit against Jamaican singer Shenseea and her label Interscope Records over her song “Lick,” in collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion. Hackett claims he “refused the request due to inadequate terms offered” and that “Lick” was released without his consent....
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