Smartphone makers like Apple want to stand out with distinctive colors — but trademark laws are leading to lawsuit threats by companies that say they own exclusive rights in certain shades.
Struggling game maker Zynga has filed a lawsuit against Bang With Friends over its use of “with friends.” Under the rules of trademark law, the case looks like a longshot.
In addition to Russia and Japan, 9to5Mac found applications for hardware and software under the name iWatch in Colombia, Mexico, Taiwan and Turkey.
While rumors of Apple looking into this category have circulated for a while, no really serious competitor had emerged with a superior, category-defining device. But that’s changing.
Apple has won one of its many lawsuits involving “i” products — a federal judge threw out a case in which a New York publisher claimed that it, not Apple, has the rights to use “iBooks.”
Grumpy Cat is the latest internet meme whose fame is growing by the day. The feline’s fame is valuable and her owners and lawyers have filed trademarks to protect it.
A flood of new website addresses with endings like “.book” and “.movie” are set to arrive in coming months. Companies like Amazon and Google are set to control the names but the terms under which they will do so are still undefined.
Are we in for a rerun of last year’s iPad trademark episode in China? It’s certainly shaping up that way.
A Brazilian company that registered the trademark in 2000 is also allowed to legally use the iPhone name in Brazil, according to a ruling reported Wednesday.
The Monday after Thanksgiving means online discounts for many people. To the federal government, it is a day to parade captured websites.