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Displaying items by tag: Trademark

In what may be seen by Aussies as a Kangaroo court – or is that pandering too much – a Chinese court has ruled that a Chinese company can use the name IPHONE.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 14:52

Apple, Amazon bury hatchet over App Store suit

The court case between Apple and Amazon over the App Store trademark has ended with a settlement between the companies that leaves Amazon free to continue using the Appstore name.

Published in Strategy
Thursday, 07 February 2013 13:09

New TLDs a boon for domain registrars

A report published by Melbourne IT's digital brand services unit provides ammunition for those who suspect the expansion in the number of top level domains (TLDs) benefits the domain name industry rather than the Internet community as a whole.

Published in Web Hosting

Apple could face a charge of up to US$1.6 billion if it wants to continue using the iPad name for its popular tablet devices in mainland China after a significant copyright infringement court loss to a Hong Kong LCD maker.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 27 October 2011 17:24

Apple objects to German cafe trademark

In another trademark dispute, Apple is up in arms about the logo used by a Bonn cafe with a (fruity) apple theme.

Published in Strategy

Facebook's attempts to stop companies from using the words Face or Book in their trading and domain names has found a new target: the cheekily named Shagbook, accused of sneakily trading off Facebook's fame.

Published in Home Tech

The Galaxy Tab is one of the best received tablets after the iPad. Is that partly due to its strong resemblance to Apple's tablet? The Cupertino company thinks the resemblance is too strong, and is taking Samsung to court over the matter.

Published in Strategy

Amazon has launched its Appstore for Android, with an innovative try-before-you-buy feature. Apple's response: a trademark infringement suit.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 13 January 2011 16:57

No trademark for Apple's App Store?

Apple's trademark application for the term 'App Store' has run into opposition from Microsoft.

Published in Strategy
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 11:25

White iPhone 4 conversions: legit or not?

The seller of a white iPhone 4 conversion kit has attracted more attention than he bargained for.

Published in Core Dump
Thursday, 12 August 2010 10:11

Skype vs Sky - What's in a name?

Skype's IPO document has revealed an ongoing legal confrontation with BSkyB, owner of the Sky trademark.

Published in Strategy

The news that Apple has applied for trademark protection for 'iTunes Live' has led to some of the silliest speculation we've seen in a long time. Why do so many people seem to think it has something to do with Apple's acquisition of Lala?

Published in Entertainment

Apple's uncanny ability to get its own way goes up another notch in the legendary stakes as it does an unknown deal with Fujitsu to assign the entire interest in the iPad name over to the Captains of Crunch!

Published in Home Tech

An iPad trademark relinquishment a day keeps the patent lawyers away as Fujitsu transfers the iPad trademark over to the kings of crunch, Apple.

The European Court of Justice has sided with Google in a case concerning trademarks and AdWords.

Published in Strategy
Monday, 05 October 2009 11:11

Woolworths' logo too close to ours, says Apple

Alongside the rebranding of its Safeway supermarkets as Woolworths stores, the retail giant adopted a new logo. But Apple thinks the stylised W is too similar to its own logo, and is opposing the trademark application.

Published in Core Dump
Apple has asked a court to allow its case against Psystar to proceed, despite the cloner's application for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Saturday, 21 February 2009 19:07

Dell: All Your Netbooks Are Not Belong To Psion

Dell desperately wants a bigger share of the netbook market, but it also wants to be able to call them netbooks and is taking the trademark fight to Psion.

Published in Market
An observation that Apple is seeking trademark protection for "OS X" is led to a fresh wave of speculation about the company's plans.

Published in Core Dump
Monday, 29 December 2008 16:45

Cease and Desist: the netbook war of words

Have you got one of those small, cheap sub-notebooks that have proved so popular thanks to the likes of Acer and ASUS? Better not set up a website about them or the trademark police might track you down.

Published in Home Tech
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