Posted on November 24, 2021 at 3:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
We’re a sucker for a good pun.
The estate of J.R.R. Tolkien, however, appears to be able to resist.
The Guardian reports that the estate took (successful) legal action to end a cryptocurrency called JRR Token.
Upon learning about the Lord of the Rings-themed crypto, the Tolkien estate brought the issue to the World Intellectual Property Organization, arguing that it infringed upon its trademarks.
While the developer tried to pull the parody card, a WIPO arbitrator agreed with the Tolkien estate that the humor was lacking.
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