Entertainment Meets Intellectual Property

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When I mention that I engage in intellectual property law, a lot of people simply look askance. Yet, as I tell my students, intellectual property drives the United States economy and creates the opportunity for us to level the playing field with low wage developing nations through our creative and entrepreneurial spirit. Think entertainment, science and, uh, entertainment.

In honor of our People-obsessed culture, I offer the following top hits:

1. Basketball star Anthony Davis (Kentucky) is seeking trademark protection ostensibly for his unibrow. While most of us would suggest a good set of tweezers, he wants to monetize the monobrow.

2. Tim Tebow (along with many others) are seeking trademark protection for “Tebowing” and variants of the mark. I am not sure if he has a prayer of success….

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