Latest Trademarks News

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"...

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...