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Zynga sues PyramidVille maker in trademark dispute

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Zynga, maker of FarmVille, CityVille and other popular social games,  has filed a trademark lawsuit against Kobojo, a startup based in France that makes a game called PyramidVille. Zynga says the game is being confused for one of its own, and the company asks the court to put a stop...
Zynga sues PyramidVille maker in trademark dispute

Apple Could Lose The Right To Sell Devices Called 'iPhone' In Mexico

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Apple may have some problems selling the iPhone to our neighbors to the south. A Mexican court has denied Apple's bid to continue selling devices named "iPhone" while it battles a trademark dispute with a Mexican telecommunications company called iFone, according to PhoneArena.com. The decision stems from a 2009 suit Apple...
Apple Could Lose The Right To Sell Devices Called 'iPhone' In Mexico

Amazon Rejects Apple's Claim That Its Use Of "App Store" Is False Advertising

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Flashback! Remember this one? Last year, Apple filed a trademark lawsuit against Amazon, claiming that Amazon’s use of the term “App Store” (as in “Amazon Appstore”) could contribute to confusion among consumers as it was not, as Amazon believes, “a generic term.” Other app store providers like Microsoft and Google...
Amazon Rejects Apple's Claim That Its Use Of "App Store" Is False Advertising

Apple, Proview trade barbs during Shanghai trial

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Lawyers for Apple and Proview exchanged heated words today in a Shanghai court hearing, according to reports from the Associated Press and Reuters. Proview is seeking a ban on iPad sales in the city as a part of its ongoing trademark dispute with Apple. "Apple has no right to sell...
Apple, Proview trade barbs during Shanghai trial

Apple And Amazon Ordered To Talk Settlement In "App Store" Trademark Dispute

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Apple and Amazon are fighting over made up words, as you may well be aware. Apple takes issue with Amazon’s use of “Appstore,” the name for the online retailer’s marketplace of Android software, which came after Apple had already been using its own App Store branding for a mobile apps...
Apple And Amazon Ordered To Talk Settlement In "App Store" Trademark Dispute
Microsoft advises developers to stop using 'Metro' name in apps following possible trademark dispute

Apple ready to settle in 'iPad' trademark dispute?

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The company is pushing for a settlement in the "IPAD" trademark dispute with China-based Proview, according to a Chinese government newswire. [Read more]...
Apple ready to settle in 'iPad' trademark dispute?
iPads reportedly confiscated by Chinese customs officers following Proview trademark infringement case

Apple Settles iPad Suit

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Apple Inc. will pay $60 million to settle a trademark dispute with a Chinese company over the iPad name, according to a Chinese court, potentially resolving a case that illustrated new intellectual-property challenges for foreign businesses in China. An attorney for the China-based unit of a Hong Kong computer monitor...
Apple Settles iPad Suit

Proview sued by its iPad court case law firm, owes 2.4 million dollars in legal fees

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Guess who's hasn't yet gotten its share of Proview's recently acquired $60 million? The law firm that helped it win the iPad trademark dispute. According to Sina Tech, China-based Grandall Law Firm confirmed that its shady client refused to pay up the promised 4 percent of Apple's settlement fee,...
Proview sued by its iPad court case law firm, owes 2.4 million dollars in legal fees

North Face Lawyers Try To Drag South Butt Family Through The Mud

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We've been covering the bizarre and somewhat ridiculous fight that The North Face is putting up against a kid who created a parody line of clothing called The South Butt. You can read through the previous stories if you haven't been following this, but at its most basic, this is...
North Face Lawyers Try To Drag South Butt Family Through The Mud

Apple looking to settle with Proview in 'iPad' trademark dispute - report

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Attorneys for Proview claim that progress is being made in the company's ongoing trademark dispute with Apple over the "iPad" name, suggesting that the company now plans to settle out of court....
Apple looking to settle with Proview in 'iPad' trademark dispute - report

Apple ensnared in Chinese patent fight over Siri

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A Chinese company that makes an automated online chat technology is suing Apple in China, charging that Siri infringes on patents it holds, according to a report Wednesday in the Shangai Daily. Shanghai Zhi Zhen makes a product called Xiaoi, which the company calls a “chat robot system” used for...
Apple ensnared in Chinese patent fight over Siri

Amazon China pulled iPad because it was not authorized to sell it

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A new report claims Amazon removed the iPad from its Chinese website at Apple's request because it is not an authorized reseller, not because of pressure from a high-profile ongoing trademark dispute between Apple and Proview....
Amazon China pulled iPad because it was not authorized to sell it

Python wins trademark dispute, rival stops calling itself "Python"

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The Python Software Foundation recently went public with a battle against a company in Europe that was trying to claim a trademark over the name used for more than two decades by one of the world's most popular programming languages. Just a little over a month later, the Python...
Python wins trademark dispute, rival stops calling itself "Python"

iPads seized in China over trademark dispute

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Apple in legal battle as company threatens to halt exports of Chinese-made iPads saying it copyrighted name in 2001Chinese authorities have seized iPads from retailers in an escalating trademark dispute between Apple and a Chinese company that threatens to disrupt global sales of the tablet.Shenzhen Proview Technology registered the iPad...
iPads seized in China over trademark dispute

Bethesda, Mojang settle trademark dispute over Scrolls name

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There's bad news today for consumers who just can't seem to keep track of the differences between Mojang's upcoming tactical card/board game Scrolls and Bethesda's series of epic open-world RPGs The Elder Scrolls. Both companies have agreed to a settlement allowing Mojang to continue using the Scrolls name for...
Bethesda, Mojang settle trademark dispute over Scrolls name

Chinese Household Chemical Company Sues Apple For “Snow Leopard” Trademark

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After Apple settled the "iPad" trademark dispute with Proview, the tech giant is facing another trademark lawsuit from a Chinese household chemical company called "Jiangsu Xuebao". This Chinese company has resigstered the trademark of the Chinese translation of "Snow Leopard" --- "Xuebao (雪豹)" for electrical equipment production in 2000 (the...
Chinese Household Chemical Company Sues Apple For “Snow Leopard” Trademark

Apple could lose China iPad trademark postures Chinese government official as groups enter mediation

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Apple’s iPad trademark dispute with cash-strapped display company Proview has continued to drag on despite the Chinese company claiming it was in negotiations with Apple as recent as February. Today, several reports suggest that Apple and Proview are currently involved in court-moderated mediation with senior officials posturing that Apple...
Apple could lose China iPad trademark postures Chinese government official as groups enter mediation

Microsoft's "Metro" Makeovers March on to SkyDrive

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On Tuesday, Microsoft continued its drive to remake its entire product line leveraging the Windows 8-style user experience, formerly known as "Metro." The lastest product to get theMetro makeover: SkyDrive. The redesign of Microsoft's cloud storage system replaces a somewhat stodgy list of files with the Windows 8-style interface using...
Microsoft's "Metro" Makeovers March on to SkyDrive
Mojang and Bethesda settle 'Scrolls' trademark dispute

Apple's iPad 3 could face customs ban in China

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Apple's much speculated iPad 3 has emerged as the latest target in an ongoing trademark dispute in China, after a little-known Chinese firm said on Wednesday it has filed for a customs ban with local authorities to stop the import and export of the tablet....
Apple's iPad 3 could face customs ban in China

China May Widen Investigation of Apple IPad Trademark Dispute

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More than 30 offices across China of a commerce regulatory body are investigating Apple's sales of the iPad in the country, according to the lawyer for the......
China May Widen Investigation of Apple IPad Trademark Dispute

Facebook Is Close To Rolling Out Its New Profile Design To Everyone (FB)

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Capping off a busy few months of product launches, Facebook appears to be rolling out a promised change to its user-profile pages widely. Just under three weeks ago, Facebook announced a new look for its so-called Timeline pages. The new look reverses a two-column design Facebook introduced in 2011, replacing...
Facebook Is Close To Rolling Out Its New Profile Design To Everyone (FB)
New iPad launches in 30 countries this month starting May 11

Apple could face U.S. lawsuit related to iPad trademark dispute in China

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A trademark dispute in China over the iPad could spill over into U.S courts, after a little-known Chinese company threatened on Friday to sue Apple in the U.S. for among other things allegedly setting up a "fake company" to purchase the rights to the trademark....
Apple could face U.S. lawsuit related to iPad trademark dispute in China

Apple's iPad shipments for China nearly double, after trademark dispute

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Apple's iPad shipments for China nearly doubled in the third quarter, after Apple settled in July a lengthy dispute over the iPad trademark name that once threatened to ban the device from store shelves in the country....
Apple's iPad shipments for China nearly double, after trademark dispute

Politics on Apple's Side as It Faces Trademark Dispute in China

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Politics could tip the scales in Apple's favor for a high-stakes legal battle that will decide ownership of the iPad trademark in mainland China. But some legal......
Politics on Apple's Side as It Faces Trademark Dispute in China

Apple in talks with Proview to settle iPad trademark dispute

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Discussions are underway between Apple and Proview as the two parties attempt to settle a dispute over ownership and use of the "iPad" name....
Apple in talks with Proview to settle iPad trademark dispute

Politics on Apple's Side as It Faces Trademark Dispute in China

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Politics could tip the scales in Apple's favor for a high-stakes legal battle that will decide ownership of the iPad trademark in mainland China....
Politics on Apple's Side as It Faces Trademark Dispute in China
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