Beyonce and Blue Ivy Carter out and about in NYC

An appeals board shut down Beyonce‘s request to keep her upcoming deposition private in her trademark battle over daughter Blue Ivy Carter‘s name.

After the birth of Blue Ivy in 2012, the “Drunk in Love” hitmaker filed legal papers with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to trademark “Blue Ivy Carter”.

However, Beyonce’s application didn’t sit well with Veronica Morales, who owned an event planning firm, Blue Ivy Company. Morales said the trademark was too similar to the name of her event planning firm, and she took legal action against the Carters.

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Rapper Ludacris is the latest celebrity to be sued for copyright infringement after posting an image on without permission, according to

The rap mogul, whose real name is Christopher Bridges, is at the center of a new legal spat after posting a cartoon image of sweaty breasts on Instagram without the rights owner’s permission.

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A British paparazzi agency filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against L.A. socialite Khloe Kardashian for posting her own photo on

The agency, Xposure Photos Ltd., filed the lawsuit against Kardashian for posting an image one of their photographers snapped of her.

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Angie Nwandu

Popular Instagram blog The Shaderoom lost its 4 million Facebook followers in one fell swoop on Monday.

Facebook pulled down the influential social media gossip blog for “intellectual property” violations. In other words, TSR was banned for publishing copyrighted paparazzi photos.

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