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Chicago accuses coffee shop of copying fire department logo

Jan. 31, 2020 3:08 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago is suing a coffee company for trademark infringement, saying its logo is nearly identical to the symbol for the city's fire department. Fire Department Coffee's logo features the letters F, D and C, intertwined in a stylized monogram, just like the one for the Chicago...

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg poses for media as she arrives for a news conference in Davos, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. The 50th annual meeting of the forum is taking place in Davos from Jan. 21 until Jan. 24, 2020 (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Greta Thunberg seeks trademarks to prevent commercial misuse

Jan. 29, 2020 12:06 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Climate activist Greta Thunberg said Wednesday she has applied to trademark her name and that of the international school strike movement she inspired, a move meant to protect the movement from misuse for commercial purposes. In an Instagram post, the 17-year-old Swede said that she and...

Ye Mystic Krewe doesn't own the name ‘Gasparilla.’ Who does?

Jan. 25, 2020 3:01 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — What does the word “Gasparilla” mean to people? Is it a parade of pirates firing cannons and hurling beads at hundreds of thousands of screaming partiers in Tampa? Or does it describe an entire season of Gasparilla events, including a music festival, a film fest, a half...

Agents in North Carolina seize $460K in counterfeit goods

Jan. 21, 2020 8:14 AM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Federal agents seized nearly half a million dollars worth of counterfeit shoes, handbags and watches at a Greensboro flea market, according to the North Carolina Secretary of State. Knock-off Rolex watches, Gucci purses, Air Jordan sneakers and Ugg boots were among the merchandise...

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019, file photo Ohio State cheerleaders yell to fans during an NCAA football game against Florida Atlantic in Columbus, Ohio. A New York-based sports network has turned to the federal courts in its trademark dispute with Ohio State University over use of the letter “O.” (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)

Sports company sues in letter 'O' dispute with Ohio State

Dec. 24, 2019 1:33 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Oh no: A New York-based sports network has turned to the federal courts in its trademark dispute with Ohio State University over use of the letter “O.” Overtime Sports Inc., an online network focusing on high school basketball and football, has a capital O with sloping...