2012 January Archive

Los Angeles District Court: Canadian Toymaker Sues Lego For Trademark Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 24, 2012

lego-200x149 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 »

Xylem Group Files Plumbing Fixture Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 24, 2012

plumbing-bath-faucet-fixture-thumb-200x150-34465Orange 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 »

Trademark Infringement Lawsuit in Europe Will Offer Google Adword Protection

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 24, 2012

LawyerCalifornia – 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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Schiff Nutrition Files for Stay in Krill Oil Patent Infringement Case

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 24, 2012

supplements-200x114 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 »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

Kodak Sues Fujifilm for Patent Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 24, 2012

Patent Portfolio 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 »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

ITC Rules in Favor of Motorola in Apple Patent Infringement Lawsuit

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 24, 2012

Patent Infringement LawsuitSan 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 »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

Penn State University Sues Property Companies for Trademark Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 16, 2012

LawyerLos 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 »

Sony Seeks to Trademark Kolaveri Di

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 16, 2012

Patent LawyerOrange 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 »

Electronic Arts Cites First Amendment Protection for Video Games in Trademark Infringement Dispute

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 16, 2012

game-controller-thumb-200x150-32083 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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IBM Retains Title of Top Patent Holder with Asian Companies on its Heels

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 16, 2012

Patent Attorney Los Angeles 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 »

Posted in: Patent Registration