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...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Beta
Ask a question!