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Taylor Swift’s New Cat Gets Trademark Protection

John Gilberston \ July 22, 2019

T-Swift’s newest kitty, Benjamin Button, is on his way to trademark protection. 

The pop princess recently filed an application to have Benjamin join his sisters Meredith and Olivia in their very own mark, MEREDITH, OLIVIA & BENJAMIN SWIFT.  

As you can see, the proposed mark covers about as much merch as you can shake a teaser toy at.  Products include jewelry, portable music players, sunglasses, paper napkins, bed linens, disposable dinnerware, bathrobes, bandanas, umbrellas, cosmetic bags, and entertainment services generally.  

The takeaway?  These cats have about as much legal protection as Coca-Cola’s secret formula.  Talk about looking out for your Repurrtation.    

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Judge Tells Katy Perry To Get Off Her High Horse

John Gilberston \ August 07, 2019

In what is already shaping up to be a contentious appeal, a jury in California ordered Katy Perry and several co-writers of her hit song “Dark Horse” to pay..

Congress Takes Another Step Toward Copyright Small Claims Court

John Gilberston \ August 05, 2019

A bill in Congress that would create a special tribunal for small copyright disputes has cleared a key procedural hurdle on its way to enactment.  The..