2012 February Archive

Michael Jordan Sues Chinese Sportswear Company for Trademark Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on February 23, 2012

basketballLos Angeles – The former NBA basketball star Michael Jordan recently filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Qiaodan Sports, a Chinese sportswear company, alleging unauthorized use of his Chinese name. Read the rest »

Entrepreneurs Try to Cash In On “Linsanity” Trademark

By Mandour & Associates, APC on February 21, 2012

basketball-200x133 Los Angeles – People other than New York Knicks player Jeremy Lin are looking to profit from his fast-rising fame by attempting to trademark the word “Linsanity,” the term being used to describe the frenzy surrounding the Taiwanese point guard. Read the rest »

Electrolux Wins Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Chinese Imposters

By Mandour & Associates, APC on February 21, 2012

refrigerator-thumb-200x149-36364 Orange County – Swedish appliance-maker Aktiebolaget Electrolux has recently won a trademark infringement lawsuit against three Chinese companies and was awarded 121,000 yuan ($19,209) in damages. Read the rest »

Warner Bros. Sues Disney Over Wizard Of Oz Trademark Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on February 21, 2012

disney California – It seems as though the Great and Powerful Oz has spoken once again. This time however, he is not making demands of Dorothy and her friends, but of major companies looking to cash in on its valuable trademarks protecting the 1939 classic, “The Wizard of Oz.” Currently, Warner Brothers is embroiled in a trademark infringement lawsuit with Disney over the studio’s upcoming film, “Oz: The Great and Powerful.”
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Ford Gains Nearly 500 Patents for Fuel-Efficient Hybrid Technology

By Mandour & Associates, APC on February 21, 2012

Infringement California – Ford Motor Company’s innovations in fuel-efficient hybrid technology have led to a fifty-fold increase in hybrid patents for the automobile manufacturer, which takes it close to holding five hundred patents for the technology. Ford’s new patented technologies are expected to help the new Fusion Hybrid achieve an impressive forty-seven miles per gallon, making it America’s most fuel-efficient non-rechargeable sedan. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

Apple Beats Motorola in ‘Slide-to-Unlock’ Patent Infringement Dispute

By Mandour & Associates, APC on February 21, 2012

Los Angeles Patents Los Angeles – Apple has recently won a ruling against Motorola Mobility in Munich in a patent infringement dispute over the ‘slide-to-unlock’ feature for smartphones. This judgment marks Apple’s first patent victory in history and could potentially see Motorola’s smartphones running Google’s Android operating system which are banned for sale in Germany. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

Orange County Inventors Awarded 14% More Patents in 2011

By Mandour & Associates, APC on February 21, 2012

USPTO-Image-164x164 Orange County – Orange County Inventors were awarded a total of 2,709 patents in 2011, 14 percent more than in the previous year. 2010 saw the biggest leap in patents granted to Orange County inventors, with an impressive increase of 33 percent over 2009. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

San Diego Based Qualcomm To Face Markman Hearing in Patent Infringement Lawsuit

By Mandour & Associates, APC on February 21, 2012

LA Patent InfringementSan Diego – Qualcomm is scheduled to appear at a Markman hearing as a defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit brought against it by ParkerVision, Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of semiconductor technology solutions for wireless applications. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

Los Angeles Based Sprinkles Cupcakes Settles Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

By Mandour & Associates, APC on February 10, 2012

LawyerLos Angeles – Sprinkles Cupcakes, headquartered in Los Angeles, has recently settled a trademark infringement lawsuit with a Fairfield, Connecticut bakery that was operating under a similar name. The popular cupcake chain, which first opened in Beverly Hills in 2005, was the first cupcake-only bakery. Read the rest »

Apple Trademark Dispute May Halt iPad Sales in China

By Mandour & Associates, APC on February 10, 2012

iPad-150x150 Orange County – Apple’s great expansion into China has been marred by a trademark infringement lawsuit brought about by Proview Technology over use of the name “iPad.” Most recently, the Shenzhen subsidiary of the Hong-Kong-based company has filed for a permanent injunction to ban Apple from selling its iPads in China altogether. Read the rest »