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On Tuesday, ESPN Boston reported that the PTO no one organization or individual owns the phrase “Boston Strong” and likely never will. In rejecting the applications, the examining attorney reasoned that “because consumers are accustomed to seeing this slogan or motto commonly used in everyday speech by many different sources . . . the mark fails to function as a trademark.”
Following an approval by the U.S. International Trade Commission to investigate allegedly infringing Monster headphones, Bose has filed a complaint in Massachusetts federal court, claiming infringement for the very same patent covering its in-ear headphone design.
The privacy implications of Google Glass have influenced a recently published patent application from Bill Gates.
News is starting to spread about Google’s next-generation contact lens technology, a mere day after the technology giant offered Google Glass for sale to the public in a limited-time promotion.
Apple opted out of investing in Intellectual Ventures’ patent acquisition fund, a move that some are calling “a dramatic departure” from (what used to be) the norm.
Heartbleed Bug is to Blame for Recent Cyber Security Breach.
What do you do when you can’t figure out who has standing under the Lanham Act? Make a new rule! At least, that’s what the Supreme Court did in Lexmark International, Inc. v. Static Control Components, Inc.
After three tests confused all Circuit Courts and plaintiffs alike, a unanimous Supreme Court created a clearer rule and affirmed the decision to give Static Control their chance at justice. Read about it here.
Volkswagen of America, Inc. has filed opposition to an Ashland Inc. insect repellant for automobile windshields over trademark use. The repellant is called Beetle Juice and Volkswagen fears consumers will mistake a connection between the product and the iconic Volkswagen Beetle car model.
The “Innocence of Muslims” saga is far from over as Garcia and Google continue to fight it out in court.