Trademarks

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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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2017 file photo, the cast and filmmakers, from left, Benjamin Bratt, John Ratzenberger, Darla K. Anderson, Renee Victor, Herbert Siguenza, Lee Unkrich, Edward James Olmos, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, Anthony Gonzalez, Alanna Ubach, Jaime Camil, Gael Garcia Bernal, Selene Luna, Blanca Araceli, Adrian Molina and Lombardo Boyar arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "Coco" in Los Angeles. The film is one of the largest U.S. productions ever to feature an almost entirely Latino cast and is drawing large audiences among Latinos, offering a momentary relief to some anxious about uncertain immigration policies. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
November 29, 2017 - 4:44 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The day before Thanksgiving, a predominantly Latino audience packed an Albuquerque theater on Route 66 to catch the U.S. premiere of "Coco." In San Jose, California, multi-generational Latino families came together to see the movie. At the Vineland Drive-In outside of Los...
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November 07, 2017 - 12:14 pm
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A Canadian brewery and a Vermont brewpub are locking horns in a trademark dispute over their moose-themed names and logos. The Rutland Herald reports that Saint John, New Brunswick-based Moosehead Breweries has filed an infringement lawsuit against Hop'n Moose Brewing Co. Hop'n...
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In this Dec. 10, 2015 photo provided by Henry Lackey a sign of the Route 66 Junkyard Brewery is seen in Grants, N.M. The brewery is facing a U.S. federal lawsuit from the Cyprus-based Lodestar Anstalt over claims the hangout is illegally using the iconic American highway in its name. According to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque, Lodestar owns the U.S. trademark for Route 66 beers in the country and the highway's "shield" that go on labels for beer. (Henry Lackey via AP)
November 01, 2017 - 1:26 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico brewery that uses the Route 66 in its name is facing a faces a lawsuit from a European company that says it owns the beer sales and marketing trademark for the famed American highway. Henry Lackey, the owner of the Route 66 Junkyard Brewery in the town of...
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October 06, 2017 - 2:47 am
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A Utah clothing company has filed a lawsuit against L.L. Bean, saying the Maine-based company's latest ad campaign is a trademark violation. The Salt Lake City-based company, KUHL, filed suit on Oct. 2 in U.S. District Court in Utah under the name Alfwear. The Bangor Daily...
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A U.S. Air Force U-2 spy plane takes off on the runway at the Osan U.S. Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. U.S. and South Korean troops kicked off their annual drills Monday that come after U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea exchanged warlike rhetoric in the wake of the North's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month. (Lee Sang-hack/Yonhap via AP)
August 21, 2017 - 10:34 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's military on Tuesday greeted the start of annual U.S.-South Korean military drills with its standard fiery threats, vowing "merciless retaliation" for exercises Pyongyang claims are an invasion rehearsal. North Korea routinely issues such warlike rhetoric or...
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A U.S. Air Force U-2 spy plane takes off on the runway at the Osan U.S. Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. U.S. and South Korean troops kicked off their annual drills Monday that come after U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea exchanged warlike rhetoric in the wake of the North's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month. (Lee Sang-hack/Yonhap via AP)
August 21, 2017 - 9:56 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's military unleashed its standard fiery threats to greet the start of annual U.S.-South Korean military drills that the North claims are an invasion rehearsal. The North Korean rhetoric Tuesday came as top U.S. generals, including Adm. Harry Harris, the...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2017, file photo, some of the Trump trademarks approved by the Chinese government are displayed on the trademark office's website in Beijing. A Trump Organization company applied for four new trademarks, including one for casinos, in the Asian gambling hub of Macau, where casino licenses come up for renewal beginning in 2020. The new filings are likely to stoke speculation over what ambitions the Trump family business may have in the world's largest gambling market, though trademarks can also be used to simply protect against misappropriation of a brand. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
August 07, 2017 - 11:45 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — A Trump Organization company has applied for four new trademarks in the Asian gambling hub of Macau, including one for casinos, public records show. The new applications highlight the ethical complexity of maintaining the family branding empire while Donald Trump serves as president...
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