Latest Trademarks News

Evel Knievel's son loses Disney Duke Caboom trademark case

Sep. 29, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge dismissed a trademark infringement lawsuit filed by Evel Knievel’s son a year ago against the Walt Disney Co. and movie company Pixar over a “Toy Story 4” daredevil character named Duke Caboom. “We’re obviously disappointed,” Kelly...

University opposes state's move to trademark 'Team Kentucky'

Aug. 17, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky is opposing a move by the state to trademark the phrase “Team Kentucky" for use on clothing products. The university argued last week in a notice of opposition with a board in the United States Patent and Trademark...

Maine authorities warn of scam about expiring trademarks

Aug. 06, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Authorities in Maine said Friday that businesses, nonprofit groups and government organizations should be wary of a scam about expiring trademarks. Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey and Secretary of State Shenna Bellows said the scammers...

German federal court sides with Lindt in gold bunny battle

Jul. 29, 2021 07:21 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German federal court ruled Thursday that the golden shade of the foil wrap on Lindt & Spruengli's Gold Bunny, a popular chocolate Easter bunny, enjoys protected status. The Federal Court of Justice delivered its verdict in a battle between...

Group licensing: A new way for college athletes to cash in

Jul. 20, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

With college athletes able to profit from their fame for the first time, North Carolina opened a new path Tuesday for its players to cash in: group licensing for official Tar Heels merchandise. North Caorlina is believed to be the first school in the nation to launch a...