January 29, 2013 |
Apple's retail store design has been granted a trademark from the U.S. government, giving the company some protection from copycat retailers. The Cupertino, Calif., company's "clear glass storefront" design, complete with "large, rectangular horizontal panels over the top of the glass front," received trademark status last week from the U.S Patent and Trademark office. The trademark covers the store's interior furniture and fixtures as...
January 28, 2013 |
- There were a few pages still to be turned Monday in the book titled, "Here Comes Tiger Woods Again. " After an intense and gutty Sunday at the Farmers Insurance Open, that book now seems publishable. Hot off the presses and coming soon. The final chapter, of course, cannot be completed until Woods wins another major title. His next would be his 15th and would put him back in shape to get to Jack Nicklaus' record 18. He won three titles on the PGA Tour last year, which most golf fans took as an obvious lead-in to 2013 as the year of a return to normalcy in pro golf.
January 22, 2013 |
Anheuser-Busch InBev can trademark the name “Bud” for its beers in Europe over the objections of Czech company Budejovicky Budvar, which makes brews that it calls Budweiser Budvar and Bud Premier Select. The General Court of the European Union in Luxembourg said in a statement Tuesday that it “dismisses the actions brought by Budejovicky Budvar against the registration of the Community trade mark 'BUD' for beer applied for by Anheuser-Busch.” Budejovicky Budvar says that it holds 380 trademarks registered in 101 countries, the best known of which include Budweiser, Budvar, Budweiser Budvar and Bud. The company says its use of the names is “closely linked” to the place where it says its beers originated - the town of Ceske Budejovice, formerly known as Budiwoyz or Budweis.
January 11, 2013 |
BEIRUT - After weeks of fighting, Syrian rebels said Friday that they had seized a strategic air base in northwestern Idlib province, depriving the government of its ability to carry out helicopter airstrikes in the area. The Taftanaz air base has been used by the government to stage helicopter attacks on rebels in the province, adjacent to the Turkish border. The campaign to seize it had been spearheaded by hard-line Islamic fighting groups, such as Al Nusra Front, which is affiliated with Al Qaeda.
January 1, 2013
December 21, 2012 |
Walt Disney Co. has won an appeals court ruling that protects the Burbank entertainment giant's trademarks to the valuable Winnie the Pooh characters. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington upheld a decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that blocked Stephen Slesinger Inc.'s challenges to Disney's control of the trademark for the Hundred Acre Wood clan. The ruling appears to end a 21-year legal odyssey against Disney by Stephen Slesinger's family.