Latest Trademarks News

NWHL reaches agreement to resume use of Beauts' trademarks

Aug. 20, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The National Women's Hockey League has reached an "amicable agreement" to resume using the Buffalo Beauts' logos and trademarked materials in resolving its lawsuit with the team's former owners. The suit was voluntarily dismissed in federal court Tuesday, a few weeks after both sides...

Rutgers University asks Louisiana high school to change logo

Aug. 15, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's flagship university has asked a high school in Louisiana to change its logo because it's identical to the block "R'' that Rutgers has trademarked. Lincoln Parish Schools official Ricky Durrett tells the Courier News of Bridgewater the company that manages Rutgers'...

Ohio State University seeks to trademark the word 'The'

Aug. 14, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University wants to trademark the word "The" when used as part of the school's name on university merchandise. The Columbus Dispatch reports the school submitted a trademark application this month to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The application requests a standard...

Company stirs debate with defense of Taco Tuesday trademark

Aug. 13, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — "Taco Tuesday" may be a well-known term for a themed dinner night out or at home, but as restaurants across the U.S. have learned, it's also trademarked. Cheyenne-based Taco John's — which has nearly 400 locations in 23 states — put its legal stamp on "Taco Tuesday" 30...

Gulf Coast 'Flora-Bama' bar sues over MTV's 'Floribama' show

Aug. 9, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A landmark beach bar on the Florida-Alabama state line is suing MTV's popular "Floribama Shore" show for trademark infringement. Companies that run the Flora-Bama Lounge on Perdido Key filed suit this week in Pensacola, Florida, against Viacom Inc. and producers of the MTV show. The...

Canadian firm sues Oklahoma marijuana dispensary over logo

Jul. 25, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Canadian animation studio and media company is suing an Oklahoma medical cannabis dispensary chain accusing it of infringing copyright by using a logo long-established in programming aimed at children. Nelvana Enterprises Inc. filed a lawsuit in federal court in Tulsa last week that...

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...