trademark infringement

trademark infringement

How to protect free speech online

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

techcrunch.com
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

Best Of The Trademark Bullies: Village Voice Sues Yelp Over 'Best Of' Lists

www.techdirt.com
The latest in a long series of stupid trademark bullying lawsuits comes to us courtesy of The Village Voice (who should know better than to file bogus lawsuits). The Voice is suing Yelp for trademark infringement. The Village Voice somehow convinced the USPTO that it deserved a trademark on the...
Best Of The Trademark Bullies: Village Voice Sues Yelp Over 'Best Of' Lists

Authorities Removing Apple iPads From Chinese Store Shelves?

digicha.com
So says this report (Chinese) from Hebei Youth Daily. Apparently as a result of the Proview iPad trademark infringement verdict, some local Administrations of Industry and Commerce (AIC) have started to confiscate Apple ($AAPL) iPads they find on sale. The article claims that many stores and resellers have taken the products...
Authorities Removing Apple iPads From Chinese Store Shelves?
United Airlines Sues Passenger Complaint Site Untied

Wi-Fi Alliance: There’s nothing “Super” about white spaces broadband

gigaom.com
The Wi-Fi Alliance, the keepers of the Wi-Fi brand, have come out swinging against the characterization of white spaces broadband as Super Wi-Fi. The Alliance issued a press release Friday saying it likes the tech, but the name will lead to “substantial user confusion.” While it fell short of filing...
Wi-Fi Alliance: There’s nothing “Super” about white spaces broadband

Oh, no, now the FunnyJunk lawyer is reportedly suing The Oatmeal’s charity picks

www.geekwire.com
The legal squabbles between Matthew Inman, the Seattle based Web comic better known as The Oatmeal, and Charles Carreon, the attorney for the humor site FunnyJunk, are getting more bizarre. Reports circulating today indicate that Carreon — in addition to continuing his fight against Inman — is now turning his legal attacks...
Oh, no, now the FunnyJunk lawyer is reportedly suing The Oatmeal’s charity picks

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

techdirt.com
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

Shanghai Court Rejects iPad Injunction Request

www.pcworld.com
Apple's iPad won't be banned from sale in Shanghai, after a local court rejected a trademark infringement-related sales injunction request....
Shanghai Court Rejects iPad Injunction Request
The Internet's most hated lawyer finally gets served in counter-suit

$7,000 Fine for Sharing “WordPress For Dummies” on BitTorrent

torrentfreak.com
Last fall, John Wiley and Sons became the first book publisher to go after BitTorrent users in the US. And the publisher didn’t stop at just one. In recent months Wiley has filed more than a dozen mass BitTorrent lawsuits involving a few hundred John Doe defendants in total. The...
$7,000 Fine for Sharing “WordPress For Dummies” on BitTorrent

The Other Side Of The Story: WhosHere vs. Who’s Near Me Live

techcrunch.com
You guys may remember a post on TechCrunch yesterday about a trademark spat between an entrepreneur named Brian Hamachek, who built an app called Who’s Near Me Live, and a Lightbank-backed startup called myRete, who built an app called WhosHere, strikingly similar in both functionality and name. The story unfolded...
The Other Side Of The Story: WhosHere vs. Who’s Near Me Live

ICANN's New Trademark 'Clearinghouse' Resembles Mobsters' 'Insurance' Program

www.techdirt.com
We've pointed out for years that ICANN's new "top level domains" programs often feel much more like a way to shake down trademark holders who feel the need to buy each and every new domain with their trademarked names, just to prevent anyone else from getting them. Now, ICANN has...
ICANN's New Trademark 'Clearinghouse' Resembles Mobsters' 'Insurance' Program
Apple trademarks its retail store design

Microsoft's Xbox cleared of Google patent violation charge

www.pcworld.com
An administrative law judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled against a ban on Microsoft's Xbox as he found it did not violate a patent owned by Motorola Mobility. In a one-paragraph ruling, Judge David P. Shaw gave an initial determination that the Xbox did not violate...
Microsoft's Xbox cleared of Google patent violation charge

Yikes, somebody else is suing The Oatmeal now

www.geekwire.com
Matthew Inman Matthew Inman, the Seattle-based webcomic artist better known as The Oatmeal, responded to a threat of litigation earlier this year by launching a campaign to raise $20,000 for charity and drawing a picture of the threatening lawyer’s mother getting friendly with a bear. Ultimately he raised more than 10...
Yikes, somebody else is suing The Oatmeal now

3taps Is Raring to Fight Craigslist Over Data Access

allthingsd.com
The CEO of a company sued by Craigslist earlier this week said he’s armed (with legal precedents, not weapons) and ready to fight the local classifieds giant. “We believe Craigslist is acting like a copyright troll,” said Greg Kidd, who founded the data exchange 3taps in 2009. He contends that...
3taps Is Raring to Fight Craigslist Over Data Access

Pirate Party Battles LEGO Over Copyright and Trademark Injunction

torrentfreak.com
Without doubt the favorite toy of many kids’ is LEGO. What’s not to like about a kit for a country house that can be smashed to bits and turned into a ridiculous 30-wheel truck with a ray-gun on top? Of course, the makers of LEGO probably aren’t that keen on...
Pirate Party Battles LEGO Over Copyright and Trademark Injunction

Trademark Lawyers Push For Crazy New Domain Rules Making It Easy For Them To Take Away Others' Domains

www.techdirt.com
IP maximalists now seem to be targeting ICANN as yet another way to overclaim their rights and block legitimate domains from existing. As we've been discussing, there have been several fights concerning the new generic top level domains (gTLDs) where we've seen folks like the entertainment industry demand extra special...
Trademark Lawyers Push For Crazy New Domain Rules Making It Easy For Them To Take Away Others' Domains

Chinterest Is Pinterest For Chins

techcrunch.com
The lawyers revved up their sand rovers, the heavy engines rising to a whine. It was near midnight plateau was lit but huge kliegs, the light spreading across the Hamada like a fire. Curley, the oldest lawyer who once fought for Sun in an anti-trust battle, pulled his serrated machete...
Chinterest Is Pinterest For Chins
Clones Wars 2: Apple's gunning for copycat apps
Nyan Cat and Keyboard Cat creators sue 'Scribblenauts' studio for using their memes
Fit to be sued: Fitbug alleges trademark infringement by Fitbit
Proview tries to block iPads from coming in or going out of China

Apple appeals against iPad trademark decision in China

thenextweb.com
Having lost its entitlement to the iPad trademark in China, Apple has appealed a court ruling that asserts a local monitor company owns the right to the iPad name, limiting the impact of potential trademark infringement lawsuits in the future. ComputerWorld reports that Apple appealed the ruling on January 5, having been...
Apple appeals against iPad trademark decision in China

Apple defends claims to iPad trademark in Chinese court hearing

www.computerworld.com
Apple's lawyers defended the company's claims to the iPad trademark in China on Wednesday during a high-stakes court hearing that could decide whether Chinese authorities ban the tablet for trademark infringement....
Apple defends claims to iPad trademark in Chinese court hearing

Jenzabar Continues To Try To Censor Criticism Via Trademark Bullying

www.techdirt.com
Some people continue to insist that intellectual property and censorship are two totally separate issues, but that's ridiculous. Yet another example is in the ongoing case concerning software company Jenzabar, which we've covered before. If you're just picking this up now, one of Jenzabar's founders, Chai Ling, many years ago,...
Jenzabar Continues To Try To Censor Criticism Via Trademark Bullying

UK Internet TV service YouView sued in naming row with YourView

thenextweb.com
YouView, the UK Internet TV provider has been sued for trademark infringement in a row about its name. According to the BBC, (a member of the joint venture which also includes BT, ITV and others), a company in Gloucestershire, England, had registered the name YourView back in July. The High Court...
UK Internet TV service YouView sued in naming row with YourView

Sex Ads Make Up A Third Of Craigslist's Revenues

www.businessinsider.com
Craigslist doesn't have the most revenues of online companies, but it is almost without a doubt the most profitable relative to size. They have the highest revenues per employee of any blue chip company in the the tech industry. But a lot of that revenue comes from sex ads, and...
Sex Ads Make Up A Third Of Craigslist's Revenues

Online Legal Services Company LegalZoom Sues Rival RocketLawyer For Misleading Advertising, Trademark Infringement And More

techcrunch.com
This is going to get ugly. Online legal services company LegalZoom is suing rival Rocket Lawyer, according to a release issued by the LA-based LegalZoom today. The charges are false and misleading advertising, trademark infringement and unfair competition. The suit was filed in the United States District Court for the...
Online Legal Services Company LegalZoom Sues Rival RocketLawyer For Misleading Advertising, Trademark Infringement And More
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?