Trademark

  • Man sues Cristiano Ronaldo over 'CR7' trademark August 1, 2014

    Providence: A Rhode Island man has sued Cristiano Ronaldo over the phrase "CR7," which is used by soccer fans around the world as shorthand for the Real Madrid forward. Christopher Renzi filed the lawsuit on Monday in US District Court in Providence against the Portuguese soccer star and a Danish company,...
  • Soft drink giant PepsiCo wins trademark case over 'Aquafina' June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Soft drink giant Pepsico India Holdings Pvt Ltd has won a legal battle in the Delhi High Court over the trademark 'Aquafina' used for its packaged drinking water. A bench of Justice G S Sistani restrained PSI Ganesh Marketing from using "deceptively similar" trademark 'Aqua Fies' and causing...
  • China passes new trademark law to curb infringements August 30, 2013

    Beijing: China's legislature Friday passed a new trademark law to crack down on infringements and ensure a fair market for trademark holders. The new law raises the compensation ceiling for a trademark infringement to $500,000, six times the previous limit, reports Xinhua. After three readings over the past two years, the revised...
  • Apple applies to register 'iWatch' trademark in Japan July 1, 2013

    Tokyo: Apple Inc has applied for a trademark for "iWatch" in Japan, a patent official said on Monday, signalling the iPhone maker may be moving ahead with plans for a watch-like device as gadget makers turn their attention to wearable computers. The trademark application, submitted on June 3 and released on...
  • Tata Motors move court against trademark infringement June 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Tata Motors has filed a complaint before a Delhi court alleging infringement of its trademark and copyright by unknown persons manufacturing and marketing spurious ancillary automobile products under its name. In the complaint filed in the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vidya Prakash, the company said it has learnt...
  • Facebook fails to end trademark infringement lawsuit over Timeline April 2, 2013

    Mumbai: Facebook reportedly failed to end a trademark infringement lawsuit that began in September 2011 over its use of the Timeline and related terms. According to Bloomberg, the popular social network could not demonstrate "as a matter of law, that the marks are generic." It all began in September 2011,...
  • Apple challenges iPhone trademark ruling in Brazil February 16, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: Apple has filed a challenge with Brazil's INPI trademark and patent office in a bid to secure the right to sell smartphones with the iPhone name in the giant South American country. In a ruling published Wednesday in its official gazette, INPI rejected Apple's petition to register the...
  • Apple to lose iPhone trademark in Brazil February 6, 2013

    Rio De Janeiro: Brazil's copyright regulator will strip Apple Inc of the right to use its iPhone trademark in Latin America's biggest market and granted the trademark to a local company that registered it first, a source familiar with the decision said on Tuesday. Gradiente Eletronica SA, a Brazilian consumer electronics...
  • Apple trademarks design of its retail stores January 30, 2013

    San Francisco: Apple, known for aggressively protecting its iPads and iPhones from copycats, is doing the same for the interior design of its stores. The US Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple's request last week for trademarks on the minimalist design and layout of its retail outlets, the office's records...
  • Apple faces another trademark dispute in China July 8, 2012

    Beijing: On the heels of a recent settlement of trade dispute with a Chinese firm, Apple Inc faced another lawsuit in China as a Shanghai-based company claimed that the US giant's voice technology Siri has infringed on a patent involving its own personal assistant software. Shanghai Zhizhen Network Technology Co...
  • Apple settles China iPad trademark dispute for $60 million July 2, 2012

    Shanghai: Apple Inc has paid $60 million to Proview Technology (Shenzhen) to end a dispute over the iPad trademark in China that saw the world's most valuable technology company engaged in a protracted legal tussle with a near-bankrupt Chinese firm. The announcement of the court-mediated settlement was made on the web...
  • Apple's China trademark battle moves to Shanghai February 21, 2012

    Shanghai: Apple Inc's trademark battle moves to one of China's richest cities on Wednesday when a Shanghai court will deliberate a request by troubled technology company Proview to halt the sale of iPads across the city. Proview Technology (Shenzhen) claims it owns the iPad trademark in China and a Shenzhen court...
  • Apple faces more trademark problems in China February 20, 2012

    Beijing: A dispute over the name of the iPad may not be the only trademark problem facing Apple Inc in China. At least 39 Chinese companies and individuals have attempted to register the names iPhone or iPad as trademarks for products as varied as hiking shoes, veterinary drugs and diapers,...
  • Ban on iPad exports hard to impose: China's Proview February 15, 2012

    Taipei: Proview Technology, the Chinese firm embroiled in a legal battle with Apple Inc over the iPad name, said on Wednesday that Chinese customs authorities had told it that any ban on the import or export of the popular tablet PCs would be difficult to impose due to the sheer...
  • China orders probe into iPad trademark dispute February 7, 2012

    Beijing: China has ordered a probe into the alleged iPad trademark infringement dispute between US-based gadgets maker Apple and a local company. The probe came over a month after a Chinese court rejected Apple's lawsuit accusing a local company of infringing on trademark "iPad" that could have resulted in it's having...
  • RIM now faces legal challenge on BBM trademark December 24, 2011

    Toronto: Research In Motion, still smarting over having to change the name of its yet-to-come operating system, faces a similar trademark challenge to its popular instant-messaging service BlackBerry Messenger. The service, which allows BlackBerry users to send each other text and multimedia files and see when they are delivered and read,...
  • Twitter gets 'tweet' trademark, drops lawsuit October 12, 2011

    Washington: The word 'tweet' is to become a registered trademark of the micro-blogging website Twitter, company executives have said. They said Twitter had resolved a long-running legal dispute over ownership of the term by US advertising company Twittad which allows a network of 27,000 Twitter users to be paid to tweet...
  • Apple sues Amazon over App Store trademark March 22, 2011

    San Francisco: Apple Inc has sued Amazon.com Inc in a bid to stop the online retailer from improperly using Apple's App Store trademark, according to a court filing. The lawsuit, filed in a California federal court late last week, said Amazon has improperly used Apple's App Store mark to solicit software...
  • Gagarin's daughter to register his trademark February 1, 2011

    Moscow: The daughter of the world's first cosmonaut, Yury Gagarin, has filed an application to register in the name of her father a trademark titled "Yury Alexeyevich Gagarin". "I do not consider it shameful given that everyone is making money on Gagarin's name. Why can't his family do it?" head of...
  • Facebook moves closer to trademarking 'face' November 25, 2010

    New York: Facebook has moved a step closer toward trademarking the word "face" - at least in certain contexts. The company's 2005 application with the US Patent and Trademark Office received a "notice of allowance" Tuesday, which means Facebook now has six months to show that it uses the trademark and...
  • Apple sued over tech that helps iPhone surf Web November 25, 2008

    Boston: Apple Inc is the target of a lawsuit that claims a technology the iPhone uses to surf the Web infringes on a patent filed by Los Angeles real estate developer Elliot Gottfurcht and two co-inventors. The lawsuit was filed by EMG Technology LLC on Monday in the US District...
  • Tug-of-war for Sholay at Delhi HC June 15, 2007

    New Delhi: The producers of the new Sholay claimed at the Delhi High Court on Thursday that the movie is an original work and the film does not violate the trademark law in any manner even though it is a namesake of 1970's blockbuster, Sholay. They were responding to a...
  • Canadian co joins iPhone trademark war June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Canadian telecommunications company Comwave has joined the iPhone trademark war saying it has had the longest use of the name over Apple and Cisco. With this, Cisco Systems is now facing a similar challenge following its own step to sue Apple Inc over the use of iPhone trademark. Earlier this...