All articles filed in trademark lawsuit
Hermes v. Rothschild trial now in jury’s hands. Jury asks question, When did Hermes apply for trademark (R) for NFTs? Unfortunately, the answer isn’t in evidence.
Did Yuga Labs miss 21-day deadline to answer Ryder Ripps’ counterclaims in Bored Apes lawsuit?
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Court’s decision in Bored Ape trademark lawsuit Yuga Labs v Ryder Ripps motion to dismiss explained (download PDF)
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”…Read More
French luxury designer Hermès sues artist Mason Rothschild for trademark claims over his sale of “MetaBirkin” NFTs mimicking Hermès Birkin bags — but no copyright claim asserted
On January 14, 2022, French luxury designer Hermès filed a lawsuit against artist Mason Rothschild, in the Southern District of New York, for various trademark claims over his sale of “MetaBirkin” NFTs mimicking Hermès Birkin bags. This was no surprise. It was expected after Rothschild created and sold out his 100 “MetaBirkin” NFTs during Art…Read More