Timberlake Law’s Trademarks Are Magic blog has a rundown of “This Week in Katy Perry Trademark Filings.” Perry’s company, Killer Queen LLC, filed five intent-to-use U.S. trademark applications on February 6, 2015, just five days after Perry is alleged to have performed at some televised sporting event in Arizona, for the marks LEFT SHARK, RIGHT SHARK, DRUNK SHARK, BASKING SHARK, and the design of a friendly blue fish-like creature that was featured onstage with Perry during said alleged performance. All five applications cover “cell phone covers, stickers, mugs, t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, costumes, plush toys, action figures, figurines, and live musical and dance performances.” Interestingly, while four of the newly-filed applications remain pending, the design application for the fish creatures was expressly abandoned by Perry’s company on February 10, 2015. Although no reason was given for the express abandonment, one suspects that it may have something to do with a pending dispute over ownership of the design in question. Read the full article here.
Reposted from Trademarks Are Magic.