Author: Zakari Kurtz

The Nike Air Force 1 Trademark Lawsuit That Made it to the Supreme Court

Did you know that there was a Supreme Court decision on the Nike AIr Force 1 that impacted why Nike and brands go after sneaker look alikes? Here is what happened (video with some more details on the way). In 2009 Nike sued Already LLC, who does business as Yums, claiming that Yums’ “Soulja Boys” and “Sugars” […]

Big News for Influencers on TikTok and Instagram

SAG-AFTRA Influencer Agreement link Last week marked a special moment in history for Influencers and digital content creators.SAG- AFTRA, the largest union for actors, has approved a new “Influencer Agreement” that would allow anyone that makes money as an influencer on social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram to join the union. SAG-AFTRA previously only […]

Supreme In Hot Water in Thailand Over Images of Monk

Supreme is in hot water over the images it used on the “Blessings Ripstop Shirt” from the S/S 2021 collection it just released. Over the weekend the National Office of Buddhism stated that it will be reaching out to Supreme about the image of Luang Phor Koon surrounded by yant script on Supreme’s jacket. See picture. […]

Chuck Taylor Sneaker Trademark and the ITC’s Ruling

I had a great conversation last week where we were geeking out over sneaker law discussing Converse’s trademark battle over the look and configuration of the Chuck Taylor sneaker. It made me look up the International Trade Commission’s ruling again for a refresher. The pictures provided in the ITC’s decision are interesting to see but […]

New Balance Wins Big Trademark Decision in China

Big win for New Balance and all brands in China around January 5, 2021. Shoutout to @thefashionlaw and @Nicekicks for highlighting the decision and for the great pictures comparing the two brands above. As you can see by the pictures New Barlun is clearly doing exactly what the trademark laws are designed to protect. Other […]

Kanye Must Use or Lose ‘RED OCTOBER’ Trademark Soon

On Feb. 6, 2018, Mascotte Holdings, Inc., one of Kanye West’s companies, filed trademark applications with the USPTO to register the marks for “RED OCTOBER” and “RED OCTOBERS.” The applications are filed in class 25, which covers footwear, pants, shirts, etc. However, these applications looked slightly different because the goods and services listed in class […]