Author: Zakari Kurtz

The Legend of the Ari Menthol 10’s

Sneakers & the Law – Summer Series By Keegan Gothers Today marks 15 years since the creation and “release” the legendary Ari Menthol 10 sneaker. Happy anniversary sneakerheads! Enjoy the article. The latest installment of the Sneakers and the Law Summer Series features one of the true legends of sneaker culture, the Ari Menthol 10 […]

March Madness Trademarks

March is my favorite month for many reasons. One of them is March Madness. Like the NFL and the trademark in the mark for the “SUPER BOWL,” the NCAA owns the rights to the mark for “MARCH MADNESS” and aggressively enforces against other companies who use the trademarks without their permission. So if your company […]

Big News for Influencers on TikTok and Instagram

SAG-AFTRA Influencer Agreement link Last week marked a special moment in history for Influencers and digital content creators.SAG- AFTRA, the largest union for actors, has approved a new “Influencer Agreement” that would allow anyone that makes money as an influencer on social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram to join the union. SAG-AFTRA previously only […]

Maryland Passes First Big Tech Tax

Maryland just passed the nation’s first tax on the revenue from digital advertisements sold by big technology companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon. The Maryland tax applies to revenue from digital sales the company generates from ads that are displayed inside the state. A company that makes at least $100 million a year in global revenue […]

Kanye Must Use or Lose ‘RED OCTOBER’ Trademark Soon

On Feb. 6, 2018, Mascotte Holdings, Inc., one of Kanye West’s companies, filed trademark applications with the USPTO to register the marks for “RED OCTOBER” and “RED OCTOBERS.” The applications are filed in class 25, which covers footwear, pants, shirts, etc. However, these applications looked slightly different because the goods and services listed in class […]

The Arbitration Opt Out

First, I want to preface this by saying I am not picking on StockX or trying to say that their Terms and Conditions treat customers unfairly because arbitration provisions like this really are industry standard in almost all online agreements. GOAT, eBay, Amazon and many other sneaker and online retailers have the same language in their […]