Katy Perry's Left Shark trademark applications hit a snag; my commentary on the "Blurred Lines" verdict, in the World IP Review

Posted by Charles Colman

As World IP Review reports, some of Katy Perry's 'Left Shark' trademark applications have hit a snag at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  The TESS entry for one of the applications in question is posted below.  (Oh, and speaking of the World IP Review, you can read my musings on the (fairly) recent jury verdict in the "Blurred Lines" copyright infringement case here.)



The Office Action containing a preliminary rejection of one of the purported marks is posted here.

 

For Eriq Garner's characteristically informative coverage of the fate of various Left Shark trademark applications, as well as a discussion of Left Shark-related intellectual property unrest more generally, visit the Hollywood Reporter's ESQ blog.