Laws and Regulations
Democratic activist Steve Elster is arguing to the Supreme Court that being denied a trademark for "TRUMP TOO SMALL" for use on merchandise is limiting his free speech. In a rare moment of unanimity, the Supreme Court justices seem confused about how it has anything to do with his free speech.
The company behind Metallica's merchandise filed a lawsuit in St. Louis to request law enforcement crack down on counterfeiters outside of the band's shows this month. Similarly, authorities are warning baseball fans of bogus merchandise outside of World Series ballparks.
Last month, the newly formed Congressional Printing Caucus was announced. But what is it and what does it mean for our industry?
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul yesterday signed legislation that will impact the way alcohol brands, bars, and related establishments can promote themselves within the state. The package of legislation allows alcoholic beverages to be sold on every day of the week, and allows liquor and wine stores to expand their Sunday hours from 10 a.m.…
The Caucus will provide a forum to discuss the unique impacts that federal policies have on the printing industry.
The Trump campaign made more than $7 million already from merchandise featuring his Fulton County sheriff mug shot. It set a campaign record for bringing in more than $4 million in one day. But, technically, the sheriff's office might be legally entitled to that revenue.
3M will pay $6.01 billion to settle lawsuits brought about by U.S. military veterans and other service members who said they suffered hearing loss from using the company's earplugs. The suit, according to Reuters, became the largest mass tort litigation in U.S. history. 3M attempted to move the lawsuits into bankruptcy court to limit its…
A few days ago, we reported that Tesla was selling a cardboard litter box/cat bed that matched the angular shape of its yet-to-be-released Cybertruck. It turns out, the angles and shape might be coincidental, as a Taiwan-based pet company is claiming Tesla "borrowed" its existing design. https://twitter.com/Focus_Taiwan/status/1692111494476095748 According to Focus Taiwan, the Taiwan-based based Hulumao…
Tesla has already been selling very sleek Cybertruck promo beer in Europe. Now it is another step closer to selling alcoholic promotional products across the globe thanks to a trademark suit in China.
Elon Musk, always one to embrace the marketing side of business ownership, as evidenced by Tesla and SpaceX campaigns of the recent past, will surely want to advertise X, the new name for his Twitter. But, thanks to one major trademark hiccup, it might not be so easy. Microsoft owns the trademark for "X."