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Samsung Ordered to Stop Selling Galaxy Tablet & Galaxy Nexus

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In two separate orders last week, a federal judge ordered Samsung to stop selling its Galaxy Tablet 10.1 and Galaxy Nexus smartphone in the ongoing patent dispute between Apple and Samsung. Apple has sued Samsung alleging that the Korean electronics company has infringed on various patents in its designs; Samsung also alleges patent violations by […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

July 7th, 2012 at 8:22 am

Posted in Intellectual Property

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Apple Settles Trademark Suit Over iPad in China

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Apple has settled its ongoing trademark dispute with a Chinese company over the iPad trademark for $60 million, according to an Associated Press tweet. Here at the LegalZoom blog, we talked about Apple’s legal troubles in China back in December: The Shenzhen Municipal Intermediate People’s Court in southern China has denied Apple’s attempt to protect the […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

July 6th, 2012 at 12:22 pm

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Steve Jobs Figurine Removed From Market

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Recently there was much ado in both legal and tech circles about a possible Steve Jobs doll from In Icons, but the flurry is over now that the company has voluntarily pulled the figurine from the market. It all began when a Steve Jobs fan at In Icons “created a single figurine of Steve which […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

February 8th, 2012 at 9:47 am

Apple in Trademark Battle Over iPad in China

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The Shenzhen Municipal Intermediate People’s Court in southern China has denied Apple’s attempt to protect the name “iPad” by throwing out its lawsuit against Proview Technology based in Shenzhen. In trying to protect the name “iPad” in China, Apple filed the lawsuit against the tech company alleging trademark infringement. Proview contends, however, that it registered […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

December 7th, 2011 at 10:08 am

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Apple Disputing German Café’s Apple-Based Logo

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The trademark application of a German café named after an apple orchard is being opposed by—you guessed it—Apple. According to The Local, the family establishment in Bonn named Apfelkind is a coffee shop that also features homemade baked goods, including apple cake. Based on the café’s theme and location near an apple orchard, owner Christin […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

November 2nd, 2011 at 6:18 am

Who Owns the Steve Jobs Tribute Image?

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You’ve probably seen it—the white apple with the black silhouette of Steve Jobs’ profile where the usual Apple “bite” is. Upon the announcement of Jobs’ death, the twist on Apple’s iconic image made its way around social media, even serving as Ashton Kuthcher’s Twitter avatar for a while. But who owns the image? Farzin Adeli […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

October 19th, 2011 at 11:06 am

Small Business News Weekly Roundup: 10/7/11

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In this week’s small business news roundup, we’ll discuss what small business owners can learn from Apple post-Steve Jobs, the role of Starbucks in small business development (yes, you read that correctly), how a new NLRB report may affect businesses’ social media policies, and tips for establishing positive eating habits as a small business owner. […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

October 7th, 2011 at 11:27 am

What About Jobs? Or, Richard Dreyfuss Takes a Few Bites of Apple

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One major objection (and, arguably, defense) to End User License Agreements (EULAs) is that they tend to be prolix legal boilerplate and not able to be comprehended by the common user. Frankly, even as an IP lawyer, my eyes glaze over and I’m left just clicking and agreeing so I can get on with listening, […]

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Written by Dan Goldman

June 10th, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Apple Sued Over In-App Purchases by Children

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Apple has been sued by a class of parents who claim the software giant is wrongfully profiting on in-app purchases within certain free applications.

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Written by Michelle Fabio

April 21st, 2011 at 9:37 am

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App Store Trademark Battle Expands to Europe, Includes Linguists

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As we’ve discussed, Apple continues to fight for its trademark rights over the term “app store,” and now the contest has expanded to Europe with two new requests for trademark coverage; meanwhile, stateside both Microsoft and Apple have called in the reinforcements, i.e., battling linguists to define the term. Across the Atlantic, Apple has filed […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

April 5th, 2011 at 9:44 am