Trademark. Legal news and articles for February 17 - 18, 2012

Lin files application for "Linsanity" trademarkChina faces conflict of law, business in iPad rowPatent law in the United States continues to evolveApple faces trademark issueJeremy Lin Applies For Trademark On LinsanityCarlynsanity - one reporter's quest for a trademarkJeremy Lin Applies For Trademark On LinsanityLaw of Cards: It's Tim Tebow Time in Trademark BattleChina faces conflict between law and business in dispute over iPad trademarkChina faces conflict of law, business in iPad rowCarlynsanity - one reporter's quest for a trademarkCarlynsanity - one reporter's quest for a trademarkChina faces conflict between law and business in dispute over iPad trademarkChina faces conflict between law and business in dispute over iPad trademarkEdgar Rice Burroughs Estate Sues Dynamite Over Trademarks, 'Pornographic' Covers

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Answer Man: Psst! It's OK to say 'Super Bowl'
Post-BulletinFebruary 3, 2012

According to a trademark attorney quoted in Rubin's column, "As long as no one is confused that the NFL has approved or sponsored an ad, you are allowed to make nominative use of the name" and it "is not a violation of the trademark law.more »

Super Bowl Madness: 6 Big Legal Questions (and Answers)
Hollywood ReporterFebruary 5, 2012

"The chances of any law enforcement being interested in this are very small,” attorney Brian Finucane told the Kansas City Business Journal. “They probably have their own pools.” Finucane presents some alternative options to stay on safe legal ground, ...more »

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Lin files application for "Linsanity" trademark
CBS NewsFebruary 18, 2012

"We're prepared to protect his intellectual property rights," said Pam Deese of the law firm Arent Fox. Lin's application filing for the trademark comes in the wake of two men from California who also applied to trademark "Linsanity," according to ...more »

China faces conflict of law, business in iPad row
Albany Times UnionFebruary 18, 2012

Proview says it plans to ask China's customs agency to block imports and exports of iPads. Such requests are routine under rules enacted to help stamp out rampant Chinese product piracy that has strained relations with the United States and other ...more »

Patent law in the United States continues to evolve
StandardNetFebruary 18, 2012

The US Patent and Trademark Office may also grant a plant patent under the authority of Section 161 in Title 35: "Whoever invents or discovers and asexually reproduces any distinct and new variety of plant, including cultivated sports, mutants, ...more »

Apple faces trademark issue
The Desert SunFebruary 18, 2012

Proview has a strong case under Chinese trademark law, but that could quickly change if Beijing decides to intervene to avoid disrupting iPad sales or exports from factories in southern China where the popular tablet computers are made, legal experts ...more »

Jeremy Lin Applies For Trademark On Linsanity
Huffington PostFebruary 18, 2012

"We're prepared to protect his intellectual property rights," said Pam Deese at the Washington, DC, law firm of Arent Fox. She declined to comment further. Lin paid a filing fee of $1625 to cover use of the trademarked term on all manner of apparel, ...more »

Carlynsanity - one reporter's quest for a trademark
Reuters IndiaFebruary 18, 2012

I go on to its website, find the trademark database and type in "Carlynsanity." Joyous news: Nothing comes up. Another search tells me there is one active trademark for "Carlyn," covering bathroom fixtures. Because US law requires that all trademarks...more »

Jeremy Lin Applies For Trademark On Linsanity
Huffington PostFebruary 18, 2012

"We're prepared to protect his intellectual property rights," said Pam Deese at the Washington, DC, law firm of Arent Fox. She declined to comment further. Lin paid a filing fee of $1635 to cover use of the trademarked term on all manner of apparel, ...more »

Law of Cards: It's Tim Tebow Time in Trademark Battle
The Cardboard ConnectionFebruary 18, 2012

But now, there's no longer any need to worry because Tim Tebow is moving his competitive spirit from the football field to the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The battle over the Tebow brand has begun! Sure, it may not as exciting as ...more »

China faces conflict between law and business in dispute over iPad trademark
Orlando SentinelFebruary 17, 2012

Proview has a strong case under Chinese trademark law, but that could quickly change if Beijing decides to intervene to avoid disrupting iPad sales or exports from factories in southern China where the popular tablet computers are made, legal experts ...more »

China faces conflict of law, business in iPad row
StandardNetFebruary 17, 2012

By Joe McDonald AP staff BEIJING -- Chinese officials face a choice in Apple's dispute with a local company over the iPad trademark -- side with a struggling entity that a court says owns the name or with a global brand that has created hundreds of ...more »

Carlynsanity - one reporter's quest for a trademark
ReutersFebruary 17, 2012

I go on to its website, find the trademark database and type in "Carlynsanity." Joyous news: Nothing comes up. Another search tells me there is one active trademark for "Carlyn," covering bathroom fixtures. Because US law requires that all trademarks...more »

Carlynsanity - one reporter's quest for a trademark
Thomson Reuters News & InsightFebruary 17, 2012

Applying for the legal rights to a name involves registering with the US Patent and Trademark Office. I go on to its website, find the trademark database and type in "Carlynsanity." Joyous news: Nothing comes up. Another search tells me there is one ...more »

China faces conflict between law and business in dispute over iPad trademark
Global ReginaFebruary 17, 2012

Proview has a strong case under Chinese trademark law, but that could quickly change if Beijing decides to intervene to avoid disrupting iPad sales or exports from factories in southern China where the popular tablet computers are made, legal experts ...more »

China faces conflict between law and business in dispute over iPad trademark
CanadianBusiness.comFebruary 17, 2012

Proview has a strong case under Chinese trademark law, but that could quickly change if Beijing decides to intervene to avoid disrupting iPad sales or exports from factories in southern China where the popular tablet computers are made, legal experts ...more »

Edgar Rice Burroughs Estate Sues Dynamite Over Trademarks, 'Pornographic' Covers
ComicsAllianceFebruary 17, 2012

ERB, Inc., the family company that administers the various trademarks to the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate, is suing Dynamite Entertainment for trademark infringement with respect to the publisher's line of comics based on Burroughs' John Carter of Mars ...more »

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