Trademark

LeBron James theGrio.com
NBA superstar LeBron “King” James has begun the process of trademarking the catch phrase “Taco Tuesday,” due to the popularity of his social media videos where he regularly announces, “It’s Taco Tuesday!” to his followers. But now a company named Taco Tuesday, Inc, has filed a letter of protest against the athlete.
/ September 11, 2019
ANALYSIS: To the surprise of some, the revered cosmetics brand is not Black-owned, as it turns out, but now a trademark opposition motion its parent company is making shows how it is muscling true Black businesses
/ May 23, 2019
Cardi B thegrio.com
Cardi B has officially filed a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, via her company Washpoppin, Inc.to secure “okurr.” 
/ March 22, 2019
Jay-Z Reform Alliance thegrio.com
Jay-Z won his legal battle to diversify a “too white” arbitration panel, which will now have six Black candidates to examine his trademark case.
/ February 1, 2019
Alfonso Ribeiro thegrio.com
Legal and influencer marketing experts share how to fight culture vultures who are stealing Black folk’s like Alfonso Ribeiro intellectual property.
/ December 20, 2018
Vogue
The 26-year-old founder of the Black Vogue brand, who was featured in ‘Teen Vogue’ is now being sued by the brand for trademark violation
/ October 9, 2018
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
Eric Garner’s last words have become the slogan of a new movement. “I can’t breathe” is now everywhere. It’s a […]
/ December 19, 2014
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Patent Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins nickname is “disparaging of Native Americans” and that the team’s federal trademarks for the name must be canceled…
/ June 18, 2014
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
theGRIO REPORT – Ludacris is often associated with his album and record label name Disturbing Tha Peace. The rapper is now taking a couple from Texas to court for their alleged illegal use of the term…
/ December 7, 2012
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) – The mother of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin has filed papers seeking to trademark two slogans based on his name….
/ March 26, 2012
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
The Carters applied on January 26th to trademark their daughters name. They did this with the intention of creating a line of baby carriages and products in the future…
/ February 9, 2012
O.B. Nizam, an Altanta based hair care business owner, is in a trademark battle over the name of his product line “Embodi.” Walmart has filed to have Nizam’s trademark canceled…
/ February 17, 2011