Jaybo JAY-Z

JAY-Z sees dollar signs in a cartoon character, “Jaybo”, that is a play on a racist name “Sambo”. The 48-year-old rap honcho wants to trademark the cartoon character Jaybo that was featured in his music video for the single “The Story of O.J.”

JAY-Z envisions his fans purchasing sweatshirts and hoodies featuring the cartoon character painted in blackface and droopy eyes.

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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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Beyonce and JAY-Z now claim they had always planned to market Blue Ivy’s name commercially

 

Beyonce’s disgraced former business manager was ordered to give evidence in her legal fight to keep others from trademarking her eldest daughter Blue Ivy Carter’s name.

Jonathan Schwartz fell out of favor with the Carters after he admitted to stealing $4.8 million from singer Alanis Morissette. He begins a six year prison term on July 11.

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Antonio Brown vs Louis Vuitton

An Atlanta-based shoe designer is suing Louis Vuitton for trademark infringement, the AJC reports.

Antonio Brown says he wants the prestigious fashion house to pay up for stealing his trademark design — a toe plate on the front of his LVL XIII (Level Thirteen) designer shoes.

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Dumb Starbucks shut down

Welp, that didn’t take long. A ‘parody’ coffee shop bearing the familiar name and logo of a certain famous coffeehouse chain was shut down by the Los Angeles health inspectors four days after its grand opening. The ‘Dumb Starbucks’ coffee shop opened its doors at 1802 Hillhurst Ave. to much fanfare as customers queued in long lines to sample the coffee with names such as “Dumb Espresso” and “Dumb Frappuccino.”

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