Author: Evan Everist

Evan Everist

Evan is an associate in Dorsey’s Trademark, Copyright and Advertising Group. He provides counsel to a wide variety of trademark owners in many industries, including multinational corporations with large international trademark portfolios and local non-profit organizations.

KISS That Trademark Application Goodbye

We recently provided some commentary on Gene Simmons and his application to register the “devil horns” rock and roll hand symbol.  Well, you can now KISS that application goodbye, as Mr. Simmons has expressly abandoned his federal trademark application.  No details on the reason for continue reading...

THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT

On June 9, 2017, Gene Simmons of Kiss rock band fame applied with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) to register the following mark for “Entertainment, namely, live performances by a musical artist; personal appearances by a musical artist” in Class 41:   continue reading...

Sheeran-nuff: Another Copyright Infringement Suit

English pop musician Ed Sheeran has been sued for copyright infringement in the Central District of California over his recent hit song “Photograph,” which peaked at number ten on Billboard’s “The Hot 100” chart. The two songwriter-plaintiffs, Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard, claim that “Photograph” continue reading...