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Apple Continues to Defend “App Store” Trademark

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Back in January, we talked about the trademark battle between Microsoft and Apple over the term “app store”; this issue is currently being considered by a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office appeals board, but that hasn’t stopped Apple from defending its ownership in the trademark. Apple has recently sued online retailer Amazon.com, which this week […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

March 24th, 2011 at 7:17 am

Posted in Intellectual Property

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Microsoft and Apple Battle Over “App Store”

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In 2008, Apple applied for a trademark for “App Store”; in its application with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), Apple defined the term as a marketplace for “services featuring computer software provided via the internet and other computer and electronic communication networks.” Now Microsoft is contesting the trademark request, arguing that the […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

January 12th, 2011 at 10:05 am

Apple Sued Over Alleged iPad Overheating

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And the hits just keep on coming for Apple, Inc. Recently we’ve talked about reception problems with Apple’s iPhone 4, a possible class action over iPhone locking, and the US Copyright Office’s decision that jailbreaking an iPhone isn’t illegal; now there’s another legal action in the works against the software giant. On July 23, a […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

July 29th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

U.S. Copyright Office: Jailbreaking Your Smartphone is Legal

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The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) does not bar jailbreaking your smartphone, according to the U.S. Copyright Office. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) had asked for a clarification regarding the anti-circumvention clause of the DMCA, which prohibited users from going around technical locks on phones to install and use third party applications not sanctioned by […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

July 27th, 2010 at 10:17 am

Apple and AT&T Face Class Action Over iPhone Locking

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A couple weeks ago, we talked about the possible class action suit against Apple for antenna and reception issues with the iPhone 4; now we learn a federal judge has given the OK to proceed for a class action suit based on a monopoly claim against Apple and AT&T. Judge James Ware of the US […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

July 12th, 2010 at 10:09 am

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Apple Could Face Class Action for iPhone 4

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The newly released Apple iPhone 4 is already making a splash in legal news because of a “consumer investigation” by Sacramento, Calfornia firm Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff, LLP into “potential problems” with the phone’s release. The law firm, which has also sued Facebook over allegedly deceptive ads in Farmville and Mafia Wars, wants to talk […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

June 29th, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Small Business News Roundup: 5/7/10

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Are you ready to read about what’s going on this week in small business news? Let’s get started: Oil spill prompts CFO to offer small business disaster advice: Is your business located on the southeastern coast? If so, pay special attention to the advice given by Florida CFO Alex Sink on how you can best […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

May 7th, 2010 at 10:44 am

iPod Nano Class Action Settlement Checks in the Mail

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If you were one of the early admirers of the iPod Nano, you might be getting a check in the mail soon.

The class action lawsuit against Apple because first generation iPod Nanos scratched too easily has been settled.

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Written by Michelle Fabio

April 12th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

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