Topic: trademarks

Foursquare Unveils Its Own New Logo (Don't Worry, It's SFW)

Company also prepping an app redesign

Exactly one week after Airbnb's logo redesign went viral because people thought it looked like human genitalia, Foursquare is unveiling a new logo and app redesign. And fortunately for Foursquare,…

The Redskins Have Been Stripped of Their Trademarks [Updated]

Team will appeal its right to seize your homemade jerseys

Update: That's it for the name "Washington Redskins," at least as far as legally protected trademark status goes. The appeals board at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has stripped…

Chobani Gets Sued in a Case That Hinges on a Tweet

Author cites Twitter message in trademark infringement claim

Chobani and its agency Droga5 are being sued by inspirational author Dov Seidman, who is claiming the yogurt infringed on his trademark while lifting core concepts from his 2011 book,…

Icann: Brands Are at Risk of Domain Abuse With New Top Level Domains

Advertisers: That's exactly what we said when you started this

Try to follow this. Icann, the international organization that has begun to roll out hundreds of new generic top level domains over the objections of brands worried about domain abuse,…

The First New 7 Top-Level Domains Go Live Today

All you need to know about the new Web suffixes

What's happening? Starting today (Jan. 29), the first seven of hundreds of new generic top-level Web domains—the suffixes that appear to the right of the dot in a domain name address—will…

Here's Why Some Internet Celebrities Grudgingly Allow Brands to Rip Them Off

In the age of Etsy, trademark enforcement can block fan advocacy

What do you do when your catchphrase becomes so popular, major brands start using it on their own merchandise without permission or compensation? If you're the VlogBrothers, you reluctantly do…

Brands Facing Dot-Com Domain Identity Crisis

As Icann readies roll out, marketers and media outlets will spend millions

Companies looking to protect their brand identity on the Internet from phishers and cybersquatters will soon be faced with a dot-com identity crisis. Beginning as soon as April 23, Icann, the…

Jam War Spreads to Federal Court

Smucker's sued by Bonne Maman owner over shared plaid lid design

A French jelly manufacturer says that J.M. Smucker’s has put them in a jam by stealing their customers with their new line of upmarket fruit preserves, according to a recent…

Judge Says Apple Can't Stop Amazon From Using 'App Store'

Also: games are the most popular apps

Although “App Store” might conjure images of Apple’s online app downloading mecca for many people, one U.S. judge says that doesn’t mean that no one else can use the name. Last…

Huey Newton Foundation Sues CafePress

Use of his image is a trademark violation, suit claims

The widow of Black Panther Party-co-founder Dr. Huey P. Newton is suing a California clothing company for $2 million for unauthorized use of his likeness. Fredrika Newton is accusing CafePress of…