It started out, according to court documents, on the up and up. Bradley Ward, owner of The Lone Star Shipping Company, agreed with FedEx to become an Authorized Shipping Center for the freight company. In exchange Lone Star received deep discounts on FedEx services and signage to put in front of the ... More >>
Recently we reported that after 50 years in business in Dallas, Pizza by Marco had to change its name to My Family's Pizza due to a trademark infringement. Frank Nuccio, son of the original owner, explained that his father never trademarked the name and instead of spending a lot of money on a lawsu ... More >>
No one ever said running a business for more than 50 years means you get to keep the name. Longtime Dallas pizzeria Pizza by Marco has to change the name of all of its restaurants to My Family's Pizza due to a little trademark issue. Frank Nuccio, son of the original owner, explained that his fathe ... More >>
In 1991, Woodrow Wilson High School installed a new floor in the main hallway. At the center, they put a tile mosaic of a stylized wildcat head based on a design that had been used around the school for a decade. Twenty-one years later, Principal Kyle Rains Richardson received a letter from James D. ... More >>
The Ricky Bobby Sports Saloon and Restaurant has opened on NE Loop 820 in Fort Worth. This NASCAR-themed restaurant is no Applebee's for darn sure, but it'll do. And since we all watch Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby each and every opportunity we get, we know the wonderful potential a re ... More >>
Back in October, Demitri Brown and Donna Evans-Brown filed a not-at-all-frivolous lawsuit in Dallas County District Court claiming that Christopher Bridges, aka Ludacris, had stolen their trademark and illegally used it to build his Atlanta-based record label/entertainment empire. The dispute cente ... More >>
It was in 2001 that Christopher Bridges, a.k.a. Ludacris, released "Move Bitch," a song still considered his masterpiece. (The inimitable chorus: "Move bitch, get out the way/Get out the way bitch/Get out the way.") It was the third single from the album Word of Mouf, and it helped propel the corn-r ... More >>
Wednesday, October 17, at the Cavern
Claim ownership of your brain children
Who owns America's Team?
How this lawsuit slipped past the offensive line is beyond me; maybe Flozell Adams and Marc Colombo let it through, like everybody else trying to sack whoever's under center for Your Dallas Cowboys. But on October 16, the Dallas Cowboys and NFL Properties filed a federal suit in the Northern Distric ... More >>
They have the java, but who has the jive?
"Big Tex is a problem. He's our Mickey Mouse." And with those words, Nancy Wiley, a consultant to the State Fair of Texas, kindly requested that we remove Big Tex's dorky visage from Unfair Park. Turns out Big Tex is a registered trademark--"both his name and his image," Wiley said. "You can't have ... More >>
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A Plano homemaker finds herself in a legal pit with a very big rooster