Yuga Labs scores discovery victory as Court rejects Ripps’ motion to compel production of documents “relating to [alleged] use of racist neo-Nazi messages and imagery”

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Yuga Labs enlists 4 more attorneys, brings total to 8 attorneys, in trademark lawsuit v. Ryder Ripps, Jeremy Cahen

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Bored Apes co-founders Wylie Aronow, Greg Solano’s scheduled depositions in lawsuit against Ryder Ripps fail to occur

The court’s order on Jan. 8 anticipated that the Jan. 9 deposition of Aronow might need to be rescheduled (given the shortness of time after the court’s order), but the order seems to anticipate the Jan. 11 deposition of Solano will occur. Well, neither happened.

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Is the origin of the Bored Apes now on trial in Yuga Labs’ lawsuit against Ryder Ripps? The Bored Apes co-founders Wylie Aronow, Greg Solano to be deposed by Ryder Ripps.

As Yuga Labs prepares to mint new NFTs related to “The Trial of Jimmy” in January, its co-founders Wylie Aronow and Greg Solano may be having trials of their own in the form of depositions conducted by Ryder Ripps, the person who has waged a campaign against them alleging that they “are intentionally embedding Nazi dog whistles throughout their project.”

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Download court’s order (PDF) allowing Ryder Ripps to depose Bored Ape co-founders Wylie Aronow on Jan. 9 and Greg Solano on Jan. 11

“Compounding Yuga’s lack of diligence, it failed to respond to several requests by Defendants to discuss deposition scheduling.”

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Ryder Ripps can depose Wylie Aronow, Greg Solano (aka Gordon Goner, Gargamel), co-founders of Yuga Labs, in Bored Apes trademark lawsuit

Now Ryder Ripps can proceed forward in deposing both Wylie Aronow and Greg Solano, the co-founder of Bored Ape Yacht Club.

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Ryder Ripps appeals to 9th Circuit the denial of his motion to dismiss Yuga Lab’s trademark lawsuit over “Bored Apes” marks

*COI disclosure: I own two NFTs from Yuga Labs, but not from BAYC.

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Court’s decision in Bored Ape trademark lawsuit Yuga Labs v Ryder Ripps motion to dismiss explained (download PDF)

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Major victory for Yuga Labs: Court denies Ryder Ripps’ Anti-SLAPP motion + motion to dismiss Yuga Labs’ trademark lawsuit, allowing case to proceed – download PDF

Court holds Ripps’ use of Bored Apes TMs has no artistic relevance, is explicitly misleading, and is not protected under the Rogers test Court holds that Ripps’ anti-SLAPP motion fails because Yuga’s trademark lawsuit does not “arise out of Defendants’ attempts to publicize and criticize Plaintiff’s purported use of racist, neo-Nazi, or alt-right dog whistles”…

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