2012 April Archive

Big 4 Tobacco Companies Take Aim at Australian Government to Protect Trademarks

By Mandour & Associates, APC on April 30, 2012

cigarette-thumb-200x143-40595 San Diego – Our friends down under are moving toward enforcing tougher anti-smoking laws. In response, the world’s big four tobacco firms head to Australian high court to protect their trademarks and logos from Australia’s warnings about lung cancer and the associated disturbing images. Read the rest »

Microsoft Sells AOL Patents to Facebook for $550 Million

By Mandour & Associates, APC on April 25, 2012

Patent Law FirmsSan Diego – Just a few weeks after acquiring a large number of patents from a floundering America Online (AOL), Microsoft has announced that it will be transferring off most of those patents to Facebook. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

California Based Apple Sued for Patent Infringement Over Touch Technology

By Mandour & Associates, APC on April 24, 2012

mandour apple logo California – FlatWorld Interactives is suing Apple for patent infringement alleging that Apple’s touch technology infringes one of FlatWorld’s patents. The company out of Pennsylvania is seeking a permanent injunction from the infringement and for compensatory damages as well. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

Los Angeles Based LMFAO Reveals Meaning of Name in Trademark Application

By Mandour & Associates, APC on April 23, 2012

lawyerLos Angeles – LMFAO, the electronic pop duo with chart topping hits including “Sorry for Party Rocking” and “Sexy and I Know It” was recently required to reveal the meaning of its name in trademark filings. To this point it has been a mystery with much speculation as to what the acronym of the Los Angeles based pair really stood for. Included in the speculation were names such as “Loving My Friends and Others.” Read the rest »

Samsung Fires Back at Apple With Patent Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on April 20, 2012

Patent Infringement Claims Los Angeles – Samsung has filed a counterclaim against Apple with the U.S. District Court in Northern California that accuses the iPhone maker of infringing on eight of its patents. This move was made in response to Apple’s lawsuit against Samsung, which was originally filed in February of 2012. Apple accused Samsung of patent infringement and “seeking an injunction and damages on sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.” Samsung has since denied Apple’s allegations and has now filed the counterclaim accusing the company of the same type of infringement.
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Posted in: Patent Infringement

Rosetta Stone Trademark Infringement Case Against Google is Revived

By Mandour & Associates, APC on April 19, 2012

LawyerLos Angeles – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has given Rosetta Stone the opportunity to once again try and prove that Google committed trademark infringement on several of its trademarks. Read the rest »

Biker Changes Domain Name Fearing Trademark Dispute with Harley-Davidson

By Mandour & Associates, APC on April 19, 2012

motorcycle-harley-body-thumb-200x132-39954 Orange County – A thirty-six-year-old Delaware man has agreed to change the name of his social networking site for motorcycle enthusiasts after the world-renowned Harley-Davidson accused him of trademark infringement earlier this year. Read the rest »

Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights Play a Pivotal Role in the U.S. Economy

By Mandour & Associates, APC on April 19, 2012

ideadice-thumb-200x144-33988California – The Department of Commerce has released a new report titled “Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy: Industries in Focus,” which sets out the pivotal role that intellectual property plays in the U.S. economy. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

Famous Filmmaker Sues San Francisco Eatery for Trademark Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on April 19, 2012

pizza-thumb-200x137-39943San Diego – Francis Ford Coppola, the famous film director, producer, and screenwriter responsible for creating The Godfather epics, is suing the owner of a California restaurant for trademark infringement. Coppola is claiming that the owner of Tavola Italian Kitchen restaurant in Novato is infringing the Oscar-winning filmmaker’s “a tavola” trademark he uses to market his own restaurants. Read the rest »

California Based TiVo Wins Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

By Mandour & Associates, APC on April 19, 2012

tv_remote_control-150x150 California – TiVo, the global creator and leader in advanced television services including digital video recorders (DVR’s) has won a trademark infringement lawsuit against VIVO International Corporation, an Australian-based television manufacturer.
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