Article Archive for August 2012
How a Patented Machines Lead to two different types of Greek yogurt in the grocery aisle.
Urban Decay issues a cease and desist letter to Victoria’s Secret over use of the term “THE NAKEDS” on a line of cosmetic products sold by the company.
Electronic Arts files a copyright infringement suit against Zynga over Zynga’s new Facebook game, “The Ville.”
Outlines ruling, speculation, and opinions related to the Apple lawsuit victory over Samsung for willful patent infringement.
After months of litigation, Australia’s High Court finally rejected a challenge by tobacco companies who argued that the government’s new plain packaging legislation constituted an illegal seizure of their intellectual property. Such a decision is expected to have a domino effect and encourage other countries to adopt similar legislations.
Defending its turf in the cutthroat world of yoga fashion, Canadian company Lululemon Athletica recently brought suit in Delaware’s Federal District Court against Calvin Klein, claiming a yoga pant designed by the American clothier infringed on three of Lululemon’s U.S. design patents connected to their “Astro Pant” line.
Copyright infringement for films is not limited to illegal pirating. There have also been increasing international efforts to dissuade independently generated subtitles in foreign languages, which violate the copyright holder’s sole right to prepare derivative works based on the copyrighted film and script.
Reality television star Mike Sorrentino attempts to trademark catchphrases he popularized on air, unfortunately he signed them away already.
Private inventor claims that Heinz’s new “Dip and Squeeze” ketchup packet infringed his ketchup packet design, the “CondiCup.”
Last May, Venezuela implemented a new Labor Law (LOTTT) with controversial provisions on the ownership intellectual property produced in the course of an employment relationship. Inventions produced by public employees belong to the public domain, while inventions produced in the course of private employment, belong to the individual inventors.