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Pitbull Sues Spirits Company Over Vodka Recipe

Pitbull Sues Spirits Company Over Vodka Recipe

By Kimberly Ripley May 19, 2014

Pitbull is suing the E. & J. Winery & New Amsterdam Spirits Company for naming their new vodka recipe the ‘Pit Bull.’ The rapper trademarked his name back in 2000 and alleges that the company has been using his trademark …

Sweden Axes 'Ungoogleable' After Google Intervenes Sweden Axes 'Ungoogleable' After Google Intervenes
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Google has successfully pressured the Swedish Language Council to remove a new word because it risks turning “google” into a generic term. It’s a testament to Google’s dominance that most people simply say “google it” when they really mean “search …

Google Updates AdWords Trademark Policy Google Updates AdWords Trademark Policy

Google announced some updates to its AdWords trademark policy. Beginning on April 23, AdWords keywords that were restricted as a result of a trademark investigation will no longer be restricted in China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, South …

This 'iphone' From Brazil Runs Android This 'iphone' From Brazil Runs Android

Most of us know the iPhone to be Apple’s prized smartphone – the device that ushered in the current mobile era we’re experiencing. Unfortunately for Apple, a different company has the rights to the “IPHONE” name in Brazil. That company …

Facebook Goes to Trial with Timelines.com this April Facebook Goes to Trial with Timelines.com this April

Facebook will go to trial to defend their “Timeline” in April. Facebook’s Annual Report filing with the SEC revealed that the case, Timelines, Inc. v. Facebook, Inc., will go to trial on April 22nd of this year. In 2011, Timelines …

Apple Bans "Memory" from App Store, Cites Trademark Apple Bans "Memory" from App Store, Cites Trademark
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If you’re currently developing an app for Apple’s App Store, you may want to refrain from including the word “memory” in the title. It may save you a major headache down the road. According to a report from Gamasutra, Apple …

Apple Sues Online Grocery Store Over Its Logo Apple Sues Online Grocery Store Over Its Logo
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Apple is ridiculously protective of its trademarks and patents. That much should be clear by now. The company will drag you to court if you so much have a single element in common with its own devices. One could argue …

Metro Name No Longer Being Used In Windows 8 Metro Name No Longer Being Used In Windows 8
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Ever since Microsoft revealed Windows 8 to the world, we have referred to the new interface as “Metro.” It was assumed that the name would stick since we’re this close to launch and Microsoft haven’t announced a change yet. That …

Anonymous Announces #OpAnonTrademark Anonymous Announces #OpAnonTrademark
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Well, that didn’t take long. Earlier today, we brought you a story of how one French retailer had trademarked the Anonymous logo for his own use. He is using the faceless man logo and the slogan on a variety of …

Anonymous Logo Trademarked By French eBay Store Anonymous Logo Trademarked By French eBay Store
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The Anonymous logo is one of the defining images of our generation. Whether you agree with them or not, Anonymous has had a profound impact on the Internet. That’s why it’s interesting that Anonymous hasn’t tried to monetize their image. …

Anthony Davis Trademarks His Unibrow Anthony Davis Trademarks His Unibrow

During the last season of college basketball, Kentucky’s Anthony Davis made the unibrow popular with sports fans, so much so, in fact, it went well beyond Kentucky fans. In fact, some might say the Player of Year in college basketball …

Protesters Temporarily Suspended from Twitter Protesters Temporarily Suspended from Twitter
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As you might expect, not everyone in England is welcoming the Olympics with open arms. So much so, in fact, there’s an official protest movement which can be found at ProtestLondon2012.com. This “Official Protesters” collective is overseen by a group …

Legal Concerns Loom with ICANN’s Upcoming gTLDs Legal Concerns Loom with ICANN’s Upcoming gTLDs
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ICANN’s controversial decision to open up the market for domain name endings is about to get even stickier as the registration process nears its deadline. According to numerous analysts, there will be an outburst of legal issues after the new …

Apple May Change the English Language With the IPad Apple May Change the English Language With the IPad
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Did you know that aspirin was once a brand name? So was heroin, the escalator, thermos, yo-yo, and the zipper. All were new products at one time or another, and all of them became so engrained in American culture and …

Is Chick-Fil-A Overstepping Trademark Boundaries? Is Chick-Fil-A Overstepping Trademark Boundaries?

The idea of protecting one’s trademark has merit, provided the trademark in question is actually in danger of being diluted. It’s understandable that Nike would want to stop another shoe company from selling cheaper shoes with a Swoosh logo on …

Facebook Takes Down FacebookOfSex.com URL Facebook Takes Down FacebookOfSex.com URL

Did they really think Facebook wouldn’t notice? FacebookOfSex.com (previously owned by FriendFinder Networks) was able to live for about a year and had over four million visitors before Facebook was able to get the rogue domain shut down recently. Facebook …