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Microsoft opposes Apple trademark for 'App Store'

Microsoft files motion that calls the phrase "generic" and uses Steve Jobs' own words in its argument.

By January 11, 2011


Facebook trademarks the word 'face'

A trademark filing in the US means social network Facebook is a step closer to owning the word 'face'.

By November 24, 2010


Google settles with Groggle over trademark

The Australian online start-up changes its name to Drinkle, following six months of negotiations with the search giant.

By November 9, 2010


Report: Apple in trademark dispute over iPad name

A Taiwanese company claims it owns the trademark in China and is trying to sell it to cover its debts, Financial Times says. Apple is reportedly disputing the sale.

By October 28, 2010


Etsy's crafty balance: Fans vs. trademark holders

Craft marketplace Etsy has become a hub for tribute art featuring everything from Justin Bieber to "Jersey Shore." That becomes complicated when fans are profiting off trademarked franchises.

By October 27, 2010


Will Facebook face Apple in trying to trademark 'face'?

Facebook is reportedly not only trying to trademark the word "book" but the word "face." Yet Apple owns the trademark for FaceTime. Might Cupertino object?

By August 27, 2010


LucasFilm sues firm over 'Jedi Mind' trademark

A company called Jedi Mind is being sued by George Lucas' film company over its references to the "Jedi Mind trick" to control a computer.

By August 24, 2010


HP PalmPad trademark foretells WebOS slate

Hewlett-Packard acquires a trademark for the term "PalmPad," which is presumably the name of its rumored tablet computer running Palm's WebOS operating system.

By July 19, 2010


Toyota loses domain name trademark appeal

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an authorized Lexus dealer can use the word 'Lexus' in its Internet domain name.

By July 12, 2010


Apple files for WebKit browser trademark

Google, RIM, and HP now use the WebKit-based browser software underlying Safari. Perhaps that heightened interest is why Apple wants the trademark.

By May 27, 2010