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Apple in Trademark Battle Over EarPods

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Randolph Divisions, maker of the HearPod digital hearing aid, has sued Apple over its EarPods, alleging trademark infringement — literally making a federal case out of it in the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii. All this fuss over something that you stick in your ear? Yes, according to Patently Apple, because […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

April 4th, 2013 at 9:39 am

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Apple Seeks Agreement with iPhone Trademark Holder in Brazil

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Following up on our post Apple Appealing iPhone Trademark Ruling in Brazil, there is news that Apple may be close to an agreement with the company that currently holds the iPhone trademark in Brazil. Forbes has reported news from the Folha de São Paulo that Apple and IGB Gradiente are seeking a “pacific agreement” regarding the […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

March 18th, 2013 at 10:17 am

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Apple to Offer iTunes Credits Over In-App Purchases Lawsuit

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Apple will pay out over $100 million in iTunes credits to those affected by in-app purchases made by children without their parents’ permission. We first told you about this lawsuit in April 2011: Apple has been sued by a class of parents who claim the software giant is wrongfully profiting on in-app purchases within certain […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

February 27th, 2013 at 9:42 am

Apple Appealing iPhone Trademark Ruling in Brazil

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Brazil’s copyright regulator, INPI, has ruled that the “iphone” trademark rightfully belongs to a Brazilian company; Apple has already appealed. Gradiente Eletronica SA filed a request to trademark “iphone” in 2000 and was granted permission to use it in 2008. The company launched its own “iphone” line in December 2012. Apple began applying for “iPhone” […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

February 21st, 2013 at 5:44 am

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Turkish Man May Have Secured “Steve Jobs” Trademark

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Patently Apple reports that a Turkish man may have secured the trademark for “Steve Jobs” in Turkey. According to a Turkish blogger, Kamil Kürekçi applied for the trademark for use in connection with a textile brand, likely a line of clothing — which leads one to wonder whether black turtlenecks called the “Steve Jobs” line […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

February 4th, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Apple Trademarks Store Design

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted Apple’s application to trademark its “distinctive design and layout” of a retail store. The store set-up is described as “[r]ectangular tables arranged in a line in the middle of the store parallel to the walls and extending from the storefront to the back of the […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

February 1st, 2013 at 1:02 pm

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Apple Loses Trademark Battle with Mexico’s iFone

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A Mexico court has denied Apple’s request for an injunction that would have stopped the Mexican company iFone from using its own trademarked name on its products — but don’t worry readers in Mexico! You can still purchase an iPhone 5 in your country. How does that work, you may be wondering? Well, the legal […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

November 8th, 2012 at 10:44 am

New Developments in Apple – Samsung Patent Infringement Battle

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This week there have already been two developments in the ongoing patent infringement dispute between Apple and Samsung. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh lifted the injunction on the sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1, which she had granted over the summer pending the outcome of trial. In August, jurors found that Samsung didn’t […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

October 3rd, 2012 at 5:52 am

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Apple Accused of Copying Swiss Clock for iPad App

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The Swiss Federal Railway is alleging that the new clock app added to the iPad in iOS 6 is an unauthorized copy of the trademarked design of clocks used throughout train stations in Switzerland. Ars Technica reports this story from the Swiss newspaper Tages Anzeiger, which maintains that the railway, Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB) is planning […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

September 24th, 2012 at 10:41 am

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Apple Secures $1 Billion Verdict in Patent Infringement Case Against Samsung

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The biggest legal story over the weekend was the announcement of the verdict in the Apple v. Samsung lawsuit, which we previously wrote about in Samsung Ordered to Stop Selling Galaxy Tablet and Galaxy Nexus. The jury decided in favor of Apple, finding that Samsung willingly infringed on several of Apple’s design patents, and awarded […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

August 27th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

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