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  • You can be like Muhammad Ali – or Alibaba

    Posted on June 28th, 2021 at 02:44 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge


    Max Oppenheimer

    By Max Stul Oppenheimer, Esq.

    What do you think of when you hear “Ali?”

    Muhammad Ali Enterprises wants to be sure that you think of them and the great boxer — and the fine line of ring tones, computer games, sunglasses, and other products they plan to sell under that name.

    Alibaba Group is concerned that this will confuse their billion or so customers and has taken issue — several hundred pages’ worth — with the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s decision to allow Muhammad Ali Enterprises to register the trademark “Ali.” Whoever wins, it’s going to be expensive.

    Read the full story in the AskWoody Plus Newsletter 18.24.0 (2021-06-28).