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Deadline for Controversial Dot Sucks Domain May 29: Fear Driving Registrations

Don’t want your customers to think your brand sucks?

Well, if you want to avoid that online insult, you may have to pay up to $3,000 to secure the new “.sucks” domain. 947 more words

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A California winery claims HBO's "Game of Thrones" is infringing on its rights

This post has been updated.

As any fan of HBO’s Game of Thrones knows, the three-eyed raven is a mysterious and powerful creature, appearing in dreams and real life alike, guiding the young, crippled Bran Stark into the crypts of Winterfell, and even into the haunted forests beyond The Wall. 366 more words

Restaurant Chain Suing Sweets Company Over Smiley-Faced Cookies

In a case that just makes me want to order folks to turn their frowns upside down, a Pennsylvania baked goods company is suing a Chicago business over what it calls a similar use of smiley faces on cookies. 196 more words

More bangus for your buck: geographical indications at work in Dagupan City

A local government unit in the Philippines anticipated the efforts of the Intellectual Property Office (IPOPHL) here and established its own regime of protecting the geographical indication (GI) for its top food product. 584 more words


Walmart Is Now The Rightful Owner Of Walmart.Horse

You’ll have to excuse us if we’re not in the greatest spirits today, as we’re in mourning for the loss of Walmart.horse, the nonsense website that Walmart spent actual time and money to shut down and acquire. 420 more words

Apple, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd. et al.

Docket No. 2014-1335, 2015-1529

May 18, 2015

Brief Summary: Apple’s trademark/trade dress claims were found to be functional (DC reversed); design and utility patents affirmed as valid; damages (over $290 million) issue remanded for determination “not predicated on…trade dress claims”. 684 more words


When you KOLIN my name: 3 takeaways

The Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCPHL) allowed Taiwan Kolin Corporation, Ltd. (TKC) to continue with its trademark application for the KOLIN mark covering television and DVD players over the opposition of Kolin Electronics Co., Inc. 1,331 more words