“Ridin’ on a ‘Cole’ Train:” Former Football Player Sues Over Alleged IP Infringement in Gears of War Video Games

Football player turned wrestler, Lenwood Hamilton, filed suit last month alleging the makers of the video game Gears of War used his likeness to create one of the game’s main characters. The suit, filed in federal court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, names five defendants to include Hamilton’s former business associate, Lester Speight, and…

Taylor Swift: The Attack of Celebrity Trademarks

Not surprisingly, some of the most outlandish trademarks in history are associated with celebrities. (Notable trademark protections include Paris Hilton’s catchphrase “that’s hot,” rapper Curtis Jackson’s stage name, “50 Cent,” and NFL player, Tim Tebow’s famous “Tebowing” pose.) Nevertheless, while trademarks are relatively common within Hollywood, Taylor Swift’s attempt to trademark her own lyrics is…