Link of the Week – #cockygate continues

June 5, 2018

Forward motion and a win in the #cockygate debacle from Authors Guild posted on June 1st.

https://www.authorsguild.org/industry-advocacy/authors-guild-rwa-prevail-court-defending-authors-cocky-trademark-dispute/

The court transcript as provided by Courtney Milan.


Link of the Week – #cockygate

May 8, 2018

Here in Romancelandia, we’ve had another kerfuffle that has left us a bit dumbfounded. It has been dubbed #cockygate,¬†among other clever hastags. Seems an author is sending takedown notices to other authors who use the word “cocky” in their titles. This author is threatening legal¬†action if they do not comply. You see, she has a registered trademark on the word. As you might imagine, this isn’t going to go well.

For those of you who haven’t watched this train wreck unfold, here are a few links for your amusement to¬†get you up to date.

One by Legal Inspiration to help decipher what this means.

http://legalinspiration.com/?p=503

Here’s another post by The Digital Reader to show you first hand the goings-on.

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/05/05/cockygate-faleena-hopkins-has-registered-a-trademark-on-cocky-and-is-using-it-to-threaten-other-romance-authors/

One to a Twitter thread to a well-known, best-selling romance author, Courtney Milan, who also happens to have legal experience.

And now one of our own, who happens to know a thing or two about intellectual property being a lawyer, and all, is about to go after the author like a dog with a bone.