Trademarks

January 14, 2019 - 9:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rockstar Games is firing back in a legal tussle over the use of a Pinkerton security company's name in its video game "Red Dead Redemption 2." Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations sent a cease and desist letter to Rockstar and its parent company, Take-Two Interactive, in...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008 file photo, U.S. Attorney Thomas P. O'Brien, right, speaks during a news conference in Los Angeles about the arrest of several Mongol motorcycle gang members in six states as a vest with the Mongols logo displayed. Federal prosecutors say a California jury has decided the Mongols motorcycle gang should be stripped of its trademarked logo. Jurors in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana on Friday, Jan. 11, 2018, found that the government could seize control of the group's trademark. The jury previously found the Mongol Nation, the entity that owns the image of a Mongol warrior on a chopper, guilty of racketeering and conspiracy. (AP Photo/Ric Francis, File)
January 11, 2019 - 8:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California jury decided Friday that the Mongols motorcycle gang should be stripped of its trademarked logo in a first-of-its-kind verdict, federal prosecutors said. The jury in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana previously found Mongol Nation, the entity that owns the image of a...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, photo, specialist John O'Hara, left, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The new cease-fire in the trade dispute between the U.S. and China should boost rattled financial markets, at least likely through year's end. But the stock market's wild gyrations of recent months likely will persist as the two countries strain to reach a permanent accord in the next three months, some experts say. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 02, 2018 - 8:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The truce in the trade dispute between the U.S. and China should boost rattled financial markets, at least likely through year's end, experts say. But the stock market's wild gyrations of recent months likely will persist as the two countries strain to reach a permanent accord. "...
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In this Friday, July 28, 2018 photo, Kirk Duke, whose family runs a Napa Valley winery called Duke's Folly, poses with bottles of wine at his home in Falmouth, Maine. The business was recently blocked from getting a trademark after Duke University intervened, saying it would lead to confusion with the school. Rather than risk a costly legal battle, the family agreed to a settlement requiring it to drop the trademark claim and tweak the name of the company, to Dukes’ Folly. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
August 28, 2018 - 12:05 am
Records gathered by The Associated Press show that some major universities send their lawyers after even slight perceived threat to their brands. Texas A&M went after its own alumni association in 2016 because it trademarked a slogan with the word "Aggie" in it. The University of Minnesota told...
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July 26, 2018 - 3:59 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Eminem has found himself in an unlikely battle: one over retail, not rap. The Detroit Free Press reports that fashion designer Clement Brown of the Three Thirteen shop is trying to block Eminem's trademark request for his apparel line, E13. Brown has held a trademark for his Three...
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A Kitkat chocolate snack is photographed Wednesday July 25, 2018, in Rugby, England, after the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg ruled that the four-fingered shape of the KitKat chocolate bar is not distinctive enough to be trademarked. KitKat maker Nestle, has been trying since 2002 to establish a European trademark for the snack. (AP Photo/Martin Cleaver)
July 25, 2018 - 11:33 am
STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — KitKat is not getting its break. The maker of the chocolate bar has for 16 years tried to trademark its four-finger shape in the European Union, arguing it is a distinctive feature that deserves protection. Like Toblerone's pyramid blocks, which are trademarked. But a...
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FILE - In a Thursday, July 19, 2018 file photo, Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, applauds during a signing ceremony where President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order that establishes a National Council for the American Worker in the East Room of the White House, in Washington. Ivanka Trump’s clothing company is shutting down and all its employees are being laid off, according to news reports. The New York Post is reporting that its sources say the company “will be shuttered ‘ASAP’ and that staff have been informed that they’re being laid off.”(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
July 24, 2018 - 9:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ivanka Trump is shutting down her fashion line of dresses, shoes and handbags that became a target of political boycotts and spurred concerns about conflicts of interest after her father was elected. The president's daughter said in a statement she made the decision so she could...
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June 12, 2018 - 8:59 am
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union's top court has defended French fashion designer Christian Louboutin's claim to trademark red soled high-heel shoes. The European Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that Van Haren, a Dutch company that sold similar shoes, had infringed the trade mark. The court said...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2014 file photo, Dr. Dre attends the WSJ. Magazine 2014 Innovator Awards at MoMA in New York. Dr. Dre has lost his trademark fight against Dr. Drai. The rapper objected to the trademark application of the Pennsylvania gynecologist whose nickname is spelled differently but sounds the same. Dr. Draion M. Burch's website advertises that he's an "obgyn and media personality." (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
May 10, 2018 - 12:52 pm
Dr. Dre has lost his trademark fight against Dr. Drai. Dre, the rap mogul and record producer whose real name is Andre Young, opposed the trademark application of Dr. Draion M. Burch, a Pittsburgh gynecologist who styles himself "America's OBGYN." Burch, whose website advertises that he's a sex...
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FILE- In this Sept. 4, 2017, file photo, Jessica Nowan, left and Caitlin Grandstaff, right, stand in line for the Salt Lake Comic Con at the Salt Palace Convention Center, in Salt Lake City. There is a court battle between rival pop-culture conventions in California and Utah who are battling over rights to use the phrase "comic con." (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
December 08, 2017 - 9:21 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A jury on Friday sided with San Diego Comic-Con in a court battle with a rival pop-culture convention in Utah over rights to use the phrase "comic con." The panel decided that Salt Lake Comic Con used the trademarked phrase without permission, though they didn't do so willfully...
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