U.S. Supreme Court allows foul language trademarks in F-word case

Business Jun 25, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court allows foul language trademarks in F-word case

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a long-standing U.S. ban on trademarks on "immoral" or "scandalous" words and symbols, ruling in a case involving a clothing brand with an indelicate name that the law violates constitutional free speech rights. The justices ruled against President ...

Business / Tech Mar 16, 2019

Apple infringed three Qualcomm patents, jury finds

Mobile phone chip supplier Qualcomm on Friday won a legal victory against iPhone maker Apple, with a jury in federal court in San Diego finding that Apple owes Qualcomm about $31 million for infringing three of its patents. Qualcomm last year sued Apple alleging it ...

Asia Pacific Dec 24, 2018

China to allow victims of IP theft to sue for damages

Victims of intellectual property theft in China could soon be allowed to sue for damages as Beijing looks to tighten its IP protection framework, state media reported Monday, with Washington clamoring for action on the issue. Victims can claim "punitive damages" under the draft law ...

Steve McQueen's family sues Ferrari over trademark

Business Aug 2, 2018

Steve McQueen's family sues Ferrari over trademark

Steve McQueen's descendants are suing Ferrari for marketing autos around the image of the iconic actor without compensating the family. The Italian sports car company profited unfairly from the actor's legacy in 2017 when it sold "The McQueen," a limited-edition model in connection with the ...