October 13, 1999 |
In the nation's largest-ever trademark infringement award, a Los Angeles jury Tuesday ordered pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. to pay a British company $143 million for stealing the Trovan name to market its controversial antibiotic. Legal experts called the verdict "staggering," saying it raises the stakes for companies that deliberately infringe other companies' trademarks. Jurors said Pfizer, the second-largest U.S.
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April 30, 2007 |
In Philomena Thomas' class at Meher Montessori School in Monterey Park, children sprawl on the floor putting together wooden puzzle maps, or help one another with art, or sit reading. For a roomful of children under age 6, the noise level is remarkably muted. In the Montessori approach -- unlike the regimented setting in most schools -- a classroom of free-roaming children, unfettered by the teacher's intervention, is the perfect learning environment.
October 19, 2012 |
A short time ago, Tim Tebow got down on one knee and prayed. That inconspicuous move led to a craze, whose name has now been trademarked. Yes, it's true, Tebow has trademarked the prayer pose, dubbed "Tebowing" by observers. He apparently doesn't want to make money off of it, but rather wants to make sure that its integrity is protected. "I know it was something that was cool for me in the past, but it's not something I do as 'Tebowing,' " Tebow said. "It's something I do that's prayer for me and then it got hyped up as Tebowing.
March 29, 2012 |
It was fashion versus fashion as luxury retailer Gucci America Inc. faced off in court against Los Angeles clothier Guess Inc. over a multimillion-dollar trademark lawsuit. In the opening day of trial in Manhattan, Gucci accused Guess of copying its designs in a "complicated scheme" to knock off the Italian fashion company's most iconic trademarks, according to Bloomberg. The saga began three years ago when Gucci, a unit of the French luxury conglomerate PPR, filed suit against Guess alleging the California company tried to "Gucci-ize" its products by crafting logos that closely imitated Gucci trademarks.
April 21, 2012 |
--London has overtaken Dubai as the world's prime shopping destination, according to a new report. The British capital attracts the most retail brands among all the great shopping cities around the globe, according to commercial real estate firm CBRE. Last year, London and Dubai tied for first place and beat out shopping hot spots such as New York, Hong Kong and Paris. CBRE said London draws about 56% of all international brands, with Dubai close behind at 54%. In third place is New York, followed by Moscow, Paris and Hong Kong.