1. Dog toy poking fun at Jack Daniel’s leads to dispute over parody exception to trademark protections: “I expect that some of the justices will spend a lot of time at the argument exploring exactly what they might want to say about how the federal trademark statutes must bend to accommodate the First Amendment.” – Read More on SCOTUS Blog

2. Finance YouTubers who promoted FTX have now been handed a $1billion lawsuit: The finance influencers are facing a class action lawsuit claiming they were paid “handsomely” to push the FTX brand prior to its collapse, following similar cases brought against celebrity endorsers like Tom Brady, Madonna and Gwenyth Paltrow. (Find the complaint here.) – Read More on Fortune

3. RELATED READ: Yuga Labs, Guy Oseary, Celebs Named in New Lawsuit Over Bored Ape Promo. The defendants engaged in an effort to dupe consumers by way of “manufactured celebrity endorsements and misleading promotions” that helped to “artificially increase the interest in and the price of the Bored Ape NFTs,” causing “investors” to purchase the NFTs at “drastically inflated prices.” – Read More on TFL

4. Aéropostale to Launch Immersive Shopping and Perks in Metaverse: The second phase of the rollout will offer a preview of Aéropostale’s metaverse and will enable members to claim unique avatars, access events and games, and collect points that can be redeemed for merchandise and perks. – Read More on PYMNTS

5. ESG and CSR are Luxury Items: When people get serious about their finances — as they must when the markets are down and business profits are squeezed — they tend to throw the expensive feel-good stuff out the window, as evidenced by the ESG investing backlash and sharp reduction in ESG fund inflows. – Read More on National Review

6. Top EU judge expects a wave of litigation from tech giants against new tech law: The Digital Markets Act (DMA), which came into force in November, will classify online platforms with more than 45 million users as gatekeepers, among other criteria. – Read More on Reuters