Quietly, after more than ten years of contentious lawsuits, Bikram Choudhury's copyright on the specific sequence of Bikram yoga has been overruled by the federal court. For the past year Bikram and his lawyers, the media, and the yoga community, have been focused on the legal warfare involving Greg ... More >>
Greg Gumucio sat behind the desk of his 27th street hot yoga studio in Manhattan eating a glazed donut. He wore a tight burgundy v-neck with the words "Yoga to the People" pulled across his chest and wore a large watch with a bright red band. Pop music played over the speaker system.
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According to regulators at the U.S. Copyright Office, hot yoga guru Bikram Choudhury's lawsuit against free yoga chain Yoga to the People isn't valid because yoga poses count as "exercises" and not "choreography" and thus cannot be trademarked.
In an email contained in a YTTP response to th ... More >>