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DOJ files to halt Trump suit demanding financial documents

Jul. 8, 2019 9:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Monday challenged a federal judge's decision to allow a case accusing President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency to move forward, asking an appeals court to take up the case instead. Justice lawyers asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of...

Japan official to Kardashian West: Kimono belongs to Japan

Jul. 2, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade minister says the kimono belongs to Japan — not to Kim Kardashian West's shapewear brand. West announced the line, Kimono Solutionwear, last week. But some Japanese critics on social media said the name, which the reality TV star, makeup mogul and budding lawyer...

High court strikes down 'scandalous' part of trademark law

Jun. 24, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court struck down a section of federal law Monday that prevented businesses from registering trademarks seen as scandalous or immoral, handing a victory to California fashion brand FUCT. The high court ruled that the century-old provision is an unconstitutional restriction on...

JetBlue sues Walmart over name of shopping service, Jetblack

Jun. 24, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — JetBlue Airways is asking a judge to block Walmart from calling its new text-message personal-shopping service Jetblack, saying the name infringes on the airline's trademarks. JetBlue sued Walmart in federal district court in New York on Friday. New York-based JetBlue says it has invested...

EU high court rules against Adidas in trademark case

Jun. 19, 2019 5:10 AM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — A European union high court has ruled against German sports apparel giant Adidas' claim that its famous three stripes, applied in any direction, deserve trade mark protection. The EU's General Court ruled on Wednesday that the company could not prove that the stripes had a distinctive...

New Mexico city famous for UFO event trademarks new logo

Jun. 12, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico city known for its proximity to arguably the most famous UFO event in the United States has trademark protection for its alien-inspired logo. The city of Roswell said Tuesday it received its requested trademark certification from the New Mexico Secretary of State's Office....

Mongols biker club fined $500,000 but keeps logo trademarks

May. 18, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday fined the Mongols motorcycle club $500,000 in a racketeering and conspiracy case but refused the latest effort in a decade-long attempt by the government to take away the club's control over its logo — a Genghis Khan-style rider in sunglasses...