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Op-ed: the Mac App Store needs paid upgrades

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Op-ed: Talk about how to improve the Mac App Store experience has steadily increased since its launch in 2011. In this op-ed piece, Omni Group and Delicious Library founder Wil Shipley argues why the Mac App Store needs a mechanism for paid upgrades and how it would improve the...
Op-ed: the Mac App Store needs paid upgrades

Tim Tebow Trademarking 'Tebowing' Tarnishes Trademark

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For a long time, trademark law was one of the few aspects of intellectual property that I thought I understood. The government allows some limited exclusivity over a brand so that, as commerce occurs, customers wouldn't be duped into buying one thing when they intended to buy another (or some...
Tim Tebow Trademarking 'Tebowing' Tarnishes Trademark

TiVo quietly rebrands Premiere XL, Elite DVRs as XL2 and XL4 under cover of darkness

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TiVo's rebranding its Premiere line of DVRs in order to eliminate customer confusion in the lineup. The range will now comprise of the Premiere, while the Premiere XL is unsurprisingly renamed Premiere XL2, while the quad-tuner Premiere Elite is now called the Premiere XL4. The first two are suitable...
TiVo quietly rebrands Premiere XL, Elite DVRs as XL2 and XL4 under cover of darkness
Dell standing by Windows RT, working on future ARM devices

Amazon opposes Apple's false advertising claim in app store suit

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The Internet retail giant argues that the moniker has become generic and claims there is no risk of customer confusion. [Read more]...
Amazon opposes Apple's false advertising claim in app store suit

Apple posts list of iOS 6 feature availability by region

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In order to limit customer confusion or misunderstanding, Apple has posted a list detailing the international regional availability of certain features of iOS 6. Certain functions like Siri, the new Maps app with 3D Flyovers and turn-by-turn navigation are not available in all locations where the new iPhone 5 will...
Apple posts list of iOS 6 feature availability by region
iOS developer is threatening to sue Android devs for using the word 'ToDo'

How Best Buy Is Training Employees On Microsoft's Radically Different Windows 8 (MSFT, BBY)

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Microsoft is set to release four different versions of its Windows operating system this week and it's likely to cause some customer confusion. We reached out to Jason Bonfig, Merchant VP for Computing and MP3 at Best Buy, to see how the retailer will train its employees to be ready...
How Best Buy Is Training Employees On Microsoft's Radically Different Windows 8 (MSFT, BBY)

Amazon opposes Apple's false advertising claims in 'app store' lawsuit

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As Apple continue its fight to trademark its App Store moniker, Amazon has struck back by asking a judge to dismiss Apple’s claim that it engaged in false advertising with its own Amazon Appstore for Android, Reuters reports. The Cupertino, California company had alleged that Amazon’s decision to drop the...
Amazon opposes Apple's false advertising claims in 'app store' lawsuit

Confusion Over Free Lightning to 30-Pin Adapter with iPhone 5 as Apple Errs in Online Store

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As noted by iPhoneinCanada.ca soon after pre-orders for the iPhone 5 went live earlier today, Apple's online store in several countries appeared to be noting that the company's Lightning to 30-pin Adapter would be included with customers' orders free of charge. The disclosure came in the form of an option...
Confusion Over Free Lightning to 30-Pin Adapter with iPhone 5 as Apple Errs in Online Store

Samsung cancels Windows RT tablets in parts of Europe citing lack of interest

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Samsung has confirmed to German tech news site Heise that it no longer plans to offer its Windows RT tablet, the ATIV Tab, in Germany and some "other European countries." The decision was reportedly made after the Korean conglomerate surveyed retailers and found there was little demand for Samsung...
Samsung cancels Windows RT tablets in parts of Europe citing lack of interest

Why The Theory Of 'Tarnishment' Doesn't Make Sense For Trademark Law

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We've pointed out many times in the past that trademark law really doesn't belong under the same heading as patents and copyrights, even though they're frequently lumped together as "intellectual property." Patents and copyright are from the same clause in the Constitution and, we're told, are supposed to be about...
Why The Theory Of 'Tarnishment' Doesn't Make Sense For Trademark Law

Apple VP Michael Tchao says iPad battery percentage confusion is due to topping-off feature

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Over the past several days there have been issues raised about how the new iPad reports its battery charge levels. The general issue surrounds the fact that the iPad appears to continue charging after the battery gets to the 100% mark. This led some people to cry foul, saying that Apple...
Apple VP Michael Tchao says iPad battery percentage confusion is due to topping-off feature

Fitbug vs. Fitbit: activity trackers in trademark tussle

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Fitbit activity trackers are popping up in pockets across the country but, apparently, U.K.-based Fitbug believes it deserves some credit for its rival’s adoption. In a lawsuit filed with the U.S. District Court for Northern California, Fitbug accuses San Francisco-based Fitbit (see disclosure) of trademark infringement that is causing “irreparable...
Fitbug vs. Fitbit: activity trackers in trademark tussle

Rumor: HTC may call upcoming M7 smartphone 'One'

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The upcoming flagship HTC smartphone, the M7, may actually be called the One, according to a rumor. The usage of the One would in theory capitalize on the company's One series of handsets, such as the One X and the One S, though if true, it could potentially cause customer...
Rumor: HTC may call upcoming M7 smartphone 'One'

Apple Trademarks Apple Store Interior Design

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Remember when Conan O'Brien joked around with Samsung about their copying the Apple Store look...only for Samsung to open up a store that looked an awful lot like an Apple Store in Australia. Well, that kind of thing ain't going to fly anymore, folks, now that the USPTO has...
Apple Trademarks Apple Store Interior Design
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?