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Jeremy Lin Applies For Linsanity Trademark

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.18.2012 | Business

Jeremy Lin is going on offense to protect Linsanity. The Knicks sensation this week applied for trademark rights to Linsanity, The Huffington Post ...

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Ordered To Temporarily Leave Zuccotti Park

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.15.2011 | New York

The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- Occupy Wall Street protesters have been ordered to leave Zuccotti Park, their longtime encampment in Lower Ma...

Police Arrest 5 At Occupy Atlanta Protest

AP | ERRIN HAINES | Posted 01.07.2012 | Business

ATLANTA — Atlanta protesters aren't going quietly, despite warnings from police and the mayor. In the latest act of defiance, five people were arres...

Groups Competing For OWS, 99 Percent Trademark

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 01.06.2012 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO — The revolution will be trademarked and put on T-shirts if an increasing number of entrepreneurs succeed in their attempts to pro...

How iPad Is Naming the Game

Marc Hershon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Marc Hershon

Lots of pundits took their potshots at the iPad as it was first coming to market in early last year. Now, a year later, with Apple reportedly having sold 15 million of the devices, no one's laughing.

Innovation Shifted To China During The Downturn: U.N. Report

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It's an unfortunate fact of a downturn: declining corporate cash flows and slumping confidence usually induce firms to file fewer patents and slash sp...

Protecting A Business Idea: 5 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Geoff Williams | Posted 08.04.2011 | Small Business

It happens to almost every aspiring entrepreneur. You have a brilliant idea for a groundbreaking business, an innovative product or a better-than-the-...

Is Facebook a Friend or Bully?

Edward Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Edward Lee

"Social" media giant Facebook just became less social. lt filed a lawsuit this week against a small startup site called Teachbook, claiming the term "Teachbook" infringes and dilutes Facebook's trademark.

The Day I Killed Freedom of Expression

Kembrew McLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Kembrew McLeod

I have a confession to make. On October 16, 2004, I killed freedom of expression. This wasn't murder -- it was more like involuntary manslaughter, a death caused by negligence. Just to be clear, I'm not speaking in metaphors.

Rachael Ray Lasers Delayed Indefinitely: An Update on the State of Cybersquatting

Randy Whattoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Randy Whattoff

There are a number of ways that trademark owners deal with cybersquatters. Rachael Ray recently instituted an UDNRP arbitration proceeding against an Indian company that had registered www.rachelray.com (note the missing "a").

The (99) Problems With Jay-Z's Trademark Lawsuit Against David Ortiz

Chad Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chad Fitzgerald

In light of all the issues surrounding this case, the main question is this: of all Jay-Z's 99 problems, should Ortiz's nightclub in the Dominican Republic really be one?

Branding "Intel"

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

After retiring from the NYPD and 15 months in Iraq, "conducting human intelligence," Sgt. Chris Strom settled down in Virginia and opened Intel Investigations. Then he heard from Intel's lawyer.

Subway Trying To Trademark 'Footlong,' Sending Cease-And-Desist Letters

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Subway is making a play to trademark the term "footlong," prompting some embarrassment and a swift retraction after the chain threatened a mom-and-pop...

Patents: 5 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Darren Dahl | Posted 08.09.2011 | Small Business

On July 31, 1790, President George Washington awarded the first U.S. patent to Vermont resident Samuel Hopkins for his process of making potash, a fer...

Trademark Battles: 15 Of The Most Bizzare Intelectual Property Fights

Mainstreet | Seth Fiegerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Celebrities and entrepreneurs will trademark almost anything, whether it's their name, their product's name or even just a catch phrase. But some comp...

Lauren McClusky: Chicago Teen In Legal Battle With McDonald's Over Name Of Local Charity Event

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Fast food giant McDonald's, fearing that a local charity concert called "McFest" thrown by a 19-year-old Chicago woman would somehow confuse people, i...

Cease and Desist: David, Goliath and Social Media (David's Sword)

Jamie Starr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jamie Starr

In cases like the lawsuit against the ski film company Level 1, social media outlets are acting as a sort of gatekeeper -- a check on corporate actions that people in general view as unreasonable.

Lessons from Bikram Yoga: A Lot of Hot Air for Free

Liz Hamburg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Liz Hamburg

Bikram Yoga, the original "hot yoga," was developed by Indian yogi Bikram Choudhury. Today, there are over 4,000 hot yoga centers worldwide, but according to Bikram, he hasn't gotten a cent from them!

Glenn Beck Loses Claim Against Web Site Creator's Glennbeckrapedandmurderedayounggirlin1990.com

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A web site mocking Glenn Beck's integrity has won a claim brought against it by the Fox News commentator accusing the site of violating trademark righ...

Warren Miller Is My Friend

Jamie Starr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jamie Starr

In a sport long governed by an unspoken "bro code," it saddens me to see signs that skiing may become another cold and hard industry where even the great Warren Miller is made to look evil in the public eye.

Trademark Protection and Facebook User Names

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan Handel

Trademark protection just got slightly more complicated, but in a good way. Starting now, there's a new step that trademark holders or their attorneys should take to protect their trademarks or service marks.