The United States Patent & Trademark Office has ruled that a patent held by Apple on the design of the iPhone 3GS is actually invalid. The decision will prove critical in the company's lawsuit against Samsung, alleged to have infringed on Apple's patents.
The BBC has been hit with a lawsuit by Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Grand Theft Auto creators Rockstar Games, over allegations of potential trademark misuse in the broadcasting company's upcoming drama about the GTA franchise.
An EU court has ruled that Microsoft-owned video messaging software Skype's name and logo is too similar to that of broadcaster Sky, preventing Microsoft from trademarking the Skype branding and allowing Sky to pursue Microsoft for licensing if it wants.
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Hiphop mogul Jay Z has been named as a defendant in a $600 million lawsuit filed by Dr. Francois de Cassagnol, an entrepreneur who claims he trademarked the "Brooklyn Nets" name before the team moved out of New Jersey.
Owners of the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, NH, don’t want anyone else using that name, so they’re trying to trademark it. There’s nothing unusual in that, except they’re only claiming the Mount Washington part, and therein lies the rub
Recently, Apple applied to extend its trademark into gaming. While an Apple-branded gaming console is unlikely, the trademark extension could mean casual games may soon appear on iPods and Apple TV units.