Los Angeles – In a long-running trademark infringement battle over the rights to the shape of interlocking bricks in toy construction sets, Mega Brands Inc. of Canada has filed yet another action against the Lego Group. Read the rest »
2012 January Archive
Orange County – Xylem Group LLC, a manufacturer of innovative bath and plumbing fixtures, has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against ITT and Xylem Inc., a fluid technology spin-off company of ITT. Read the rest »
California – A trademark infringement lawsuit recently tried in Europe is set to give trademarked companies more protection against competitors bidding on their names on Google AdWords.
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Los Angeles – Schiff Nutrition International, Inc. announced that it along with Aker BioMarine Antarctic USA, Inc., and Aker BioMarine ASA (collectively, Aker) have filed a motion to stay the patent infringement lawsuit filed by Neptune Technologies & Bioressources (Neptune). Read the rest »
Orange County – Last week, Eastman Kodak Company filed a patent infringement lawsuit against longtime competitor, Fujifilm Corp. In its complaint, Kodak is alleging that Fujifilm has infringed on Kodak-patented technology in a variety of its FinePix digital cameras. Read the rest »
San Diego – Apple recently lost another major battle in a patent infringement lawsuit against Motorola Corp. when the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled in favor of Motorola, saying that it did not infringe on three Apple patents. Read the rest »
Los Angeles – Two Indiana-based property rental companies are being sued by Penn State University for alleged trademark infringement over the way they advertise properties to be rented for Penn State football weekends. Read the rest »
Orange County – Sony Music is reportedly applying for the trademark rights to lyrics in the Indian superhit “Kolaveri Di” so it can possibly use the world-famous “Why this Kolaveri Di” as a brand and to stop others from doing so. Read the rest »
California – Electronic Arts, Inc., a leading American developer, marketer, publisher, and distributor of video games, is asking a federal judge to grant that it has a First Amendment right to depict real-life military helicopters in video games without the authorization of the aircraft’s manufacturer.
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Los Angeles – With its record number of U.S. patents granted in 2011, for the nineteenth consecutive year IBM held the top patent holder spot in the world. However, IBM now has stiff competition in the rankings from Asian companies who are building their own patent portfolios. Read the rest »