Latest Property rights News

Justices: Landowner can take property case to federal court

Jun. 21, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Friday to allow people to sue in federal court when they believe states and local governments have harmed their property rights, handing a victory to a Pennsylvania woman fighting her town over a cemetery ordinance. The high court ruled 5-4 along ideological lines...

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...

Mount Washington is setting for observatory-railway storm

Jun. 5, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Mount Washington, home to some of the world's worst weather, is the setting for a brewing storm between its summit weather observatory and a tourist railway over passenger fees and 19th century property rights. The Mount Washington Observatory atop the Northeast's highest peak sued the...

High court will hear copyright dispute involving pirate ship

Jun. 3, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dispute involving the pirate Blackbeard's sunken ship is on deck for the Supreme Court's next term. The justices said Monday they will hear arguments in the fall in a copyright case involving the Queen Anne's Revenge, which was discovered off North Carolina's coast in 1996. The case...

Italy blocks Bannon's plans for right-wing political academy

Jun. 1, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

COLLEPARDO, Italy (AP) — Italy's populist government is blocking plans by former White House adviser Steve Bannon to set up an academy for future populist leaders in a medieval monastery in the mountains outside of Rome. On Friday, Italy's government said it was revoking the rights to the property, which...

Nike cancels Puerto Rico-homage sneaker with Panama design

May. 21, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Nike said Tuesday it won't release a version of its Air Force 1 shoe meant to celebrate Puerto Rico, after an indigenous group in Panama objected to one of its traditional designs being used on the sneaker. The company said in a statement: "We apologize for the inaccurate representation...