Katy Perry Faces Choppy Waters: 'Left Shark' TM Refused

Law360, New York (May 22, 2015, 2:48 PM EDT) -- Katy Perry has run into trademark trouble in her attempt to register a "Left Shark" design mark. Here's what happened and what you can do to avoid a similar fate.

To the merriment of Left Shark fans everywhere, Katy Perry has struck a hurdle in her attempt to obtain trademark registrations for "Left Shark." Left Shark refers to the back-up dancer dressed in a shark costume who performed on the left side of the screen during Katy Perry's 2015 Super Bowl performance.

After Left Shark garnered widespread acclaim due to its less-than-perfect (yet widely determined to be adorable) dance moves, Katy...

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