Pirated Thoughts is the alternative law blog dedicated to blogging about the not as boring parts of the law in the world of comics, movies, television, sports and technology.




NFL Readying Crackdown on Use of “The Big Game”?

In 2006, the NFL attempted to register THE BIG GAME trademark but abandoned that attempt after it met with opposition from a whole bunch of companies including Wal-Mart, Taco Bell...


“Baby Dolls Topless Saloon” Says Knockoff Club is “Tarnishing” Its Image

I know when we all hear the BABY DOLLS trademark we associate it with class and elegance and not a “waste of $10.” A Texas strip club is suing a New...


Disney Accuses Company Trying to Gain Rights to Marvel Characters of Emptying Bank Accounts

This story is full of so many twists and turns that if you put it in a comic book, people would say it was too unbelievable. Disney has accused the...


NBA 2K16 Makers Sued For Unauthorized Use of Lebron’s and Kobe’s Tattoos

If there is one thing that really gets under the skin of tattoo artists, it is the unauthorized use of their designs. The makers of the NBA 2K16 video game...


SpongeBob Sues to Shut Down Real-Life Krusty Krab Restaurant

Who has a lawyer under the sea? On Friday, Viacom sued a Texas company for using the name of the fictional fast food restaurant from SpongeBob SquarePants, “Krusty Krab,” in a real-life restaurant...


Does Mr. Scratch Off Look Too Much Like Superman?

Mr. Scratch Off hopes he scratches off a winner in this trademark dispute. DC Comics has requested an extension of time to oppose the trademark registration for Mr. Scratch Off,...