Latest Trademarks News

WeWork to list shares on Nasdaq, reduce CEO's voting power

Sep. 13, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — WeWork's parent company announced major changes in its corporate governance practices Friday as it revealed plans to list shares on the Nasdaq. The office-sharing company is pressing on with its highly anticipated stock market debut — expected later this month — despite doubts...

Ohio State denied request to trademark 'The' for merchandise

Sep. 11, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University has lost its fight to trademark the word "The." The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office turned down the university's request to trademark "The" when used as part of the school's name on university merchandise. OSU submitted the trademark application last month. The...

Counterfeit NBA championship rings seized at LA airport

Sep. 11, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twenty-eight counterfeit NBA championship rings have been seized by federal authorities at Los Angeles International Airport. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says Wednesday that the rings were in a wooden box shipped from China with a final destination in Arizona. Investigators...

Starbucks clashes with small Alaska company over trademark

Sep. 10, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A small Alaska apparel company is clashing with Starbucks over a trademark term the Seattle-based coffee giant says is too closely linked to its own branding. Starbucks wants the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to reject an application by Wasilla-based Mountains & Mermaids,...

Patent office sacks Brady's bid for 'Tom Terrific' trademark

Aug. 23, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — It's settled: Tom Seaver is "Tom Terrific," not Tom Brady. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected Brady's application to take control of the nickname on Thursday, ruling that it "points uniquely and unmistakably to Tom Seaver." It adds that giving Brady a trademark for "Tom Terrific"...

US patent office sacks Brady's 'Tom Terrific' application

Aug. 23, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Tom Brady has been sacked by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The Boston Globe reports that on Thursday the office informed lawyers for Brady's company, TEB Capital Management Inc., that its request to trademark the phrase "Tom Terrific" was being refused in part because it is already...

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...

Texas restaurant with famous men named George changes mural

Aug. 19, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — A Texas restaurant called George's that features a mural honoring famous men with the same name has been changed to avoid a trademark dispute. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports owner Sammy Citrano discovered that an alphabet letter he'd put on the mural is a Waco city trademark. Citrano...

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...