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Court rules Sharp cannot monopolize Igzo brand name

Feb 26, 2015

Court rules Sharp cannot monopolize Igzo brand name

The Intellectual Property High Court in Tokyo has ruled that Sharp Corp., which markets display panel technology for smartphones and other devices under the Igzo brand name, does not have exclusive rights to the term. Sharp had sought the withdrawal of an earlier decision ...

Sony chief denies spinoffs mean immediate withdrawal

Feb 26, 2015

Sony chief denies spinoffs mean immediate withdrawal

Sony Corp. President Kazuo Hirai said on Wednesday the company would not immediately sell off businesses such as its TV and mobile phone units that it is spinning off. Last week , Hirai did not rule out the potential sale of those struggling units ...

Hitachi agrees to buy two Finmeccanica rail businesses

Feb 24, 2015

Hitachi agrees to buy two Finmeccanica rail businesses

Hitachi Ltd. is set to buy Finmeccanica SpA’s rail business and a signals affiliate in its largest ever overseas acquisition as it seeks growth abroad. The Japanese industrial group, which makes nuclear power plant turbines, electronic equipment and industrial machinery will close the acquisitions ...

Feb 23, 2015

Honda president stepping down amid air bag crisis

Honda said Monday that its president was stepping down as the firm grapples with an exploding air bag crisis linked to at least five deaths that also led to the recall of millions of vehicles. The automaker said the move was squarely aimed at ...

Feb 23, 2015

ANA Holdings to help Skymark recover from bankruptcy

ANA Holdings Inc., parent of All Nippon Airways Co., said Monday it has notified bankrupt Skymark Airlines Inc. of its plan to take part in the struggling airline’s restructuring. Its support may include a capital tie-up, joint purchase of jet fuel and code-sharing, ANA ...