Tag Archives: Registered Trademark

G.I. Oh No!

If Raphael, Michelangelo, and Leonardo (painters or turtles) were to decide to paint something together, who gets to hold the brush? In Intellectual Property (IP) terms, working with multiple parties with competing IP interests can feel like many artists working on the same canvas. Let me provide some backstory before I answer this question.

“Mojtaba Hosseinzade” by 9spart9, licensed under Unsplash

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Trademark Trivia: Which of the following is NOT a (federally) registered trademark?

A. The smell of Play-Doh
B. Harry Potter’s Marauder’s Map password, “I solemnly swear I’m up to no good”
C. The basketball sensation around Jeremy Lin, “Linsanity”
D. Paris Hilton’s catchphrase, “that’s hot”

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