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  1. Business - Companies - INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

    Burberry appeals China trademark restriction

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 04:10am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing and Shanghai Burberry appeals mainland trademark restriction Burberry, Britain's largest luxury goods maker, is appealing a decision by Chinese regulators to restrict the company's trademark on its hallmark chequered pattern for leather goods. The regulators' decision would not take effect and there would be no change to Burberry's use ...

  2. News - World - SOCIETY

    Starbucks caught in trademark row over teatime treat

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 01:34pm by The Guardian

    ... buttermilk base", it was called the Duffin. And the multinational has gone further. Its factory supplier, Rich Products, has trademarked the name Duffin, which Bea fears could give them ... for "duffin cakes" or "doughnut muffin duffins" returns several dozen references to her product. "I never trademarked the name duffin because I didn't think ...

  3. Business - Companies

    Samsung seeks smart watch trademarks in US, SKorea

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 12:16pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Seoul Samsung Electronics has applied for US and South Korean trademarks for a watch that connects to the Internet in the latest sign that consumer technology companies ... July 29 application with US Patent and Trademark Office. A month earlier, it applied for a “Samsung Gear” trademark in South Korea. The trademark applications did not show the shape ...

  4. News - China

    The iWatch's biggest enemy: Existing Chinese trademarks

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 04:59pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com Apple may face problems in China from local companies that already own the 'iWatch' name China trademarks threaten ' iWatch' Before Apple sets the tech world ablaze with their latest gadget, trademarked the “iWatch”, they may have to first contend with a series of similarly-named Chinese trademarks that beat them ...

  5. Business - Companies

    Apple seeks iWatch trademark in Japan

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 02:51pm by AFP

    ... Apple has filed a trademark application for an “iWatch” in Japan, fuelling speculation the US tech giant is preparing to introduce a wearable computing device to go up against products ... year. The trademark application was filed on June 3, according to the Patent Office. “The application is under examination process for approval, which in general takes some four to five months,” ...

  6. News - World

    US denies Apple's application for 'iPad Mini' trademark

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US denies 'iPad Mini' patent bid The United States Patent and Trademark Office has denied Apple's application for a trademark to safeguard ... the larger-sized iPad to counter the rejection seen as a formality. The iPad mini trademark "merely describes a feature or characteristic of applicant's good", said the rejection letter ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Moet subsidiary in legal battle over Krug trademark

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com Champagne row over Krug trademark A company has sought an injunction against international wine auctioneer Acker Merrall & Condit Asia to stop the wine auctioneer from infringing on its trademark for Krug champagne. MHCS SCS filed its claim against the auctioneer through its Hong Kong lawyers at the High Court on Thursday. The firm, based ...

  8. Business - Companies

    Apple loses rights to iPhone trademark in Brazil

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 01:36am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brasilia Regulators in Brazil on Wednesday rejected Apple’s application to register its iPhone trademark in the country, having already recognised a local manufacturer’s claim to the name. The Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) “denied Apple registration of the iPhone trademark,” the institute’s press office said. The decision was officially published ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Mooncake brand Wing Wah locked in trademark court battle in mainland

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com If Wing Wah loses trademark case in highest court, HK firm could be forced out of mainland market Mooncake brand in legal battle Local mooncake brand Wing Wah could be forced out of the mainland market if it loses a trademark battle in the country's highest court. The case, being heard in the Supreme People's Court, involves a dispute ...

  10. Boost for Apple in court tussle over iPad trademark

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to reclaim that trademark. The Superior Court of California in Santa Ana County granted Apple's motion to throw out a complaint filed in February by Taipei-based Proview Electronics based ... Kong-listed Proview International, took legal action in the US to void a December 2009 deal that transferred its worldwide rights to the iPad trademark to Apple. It accused Apple and its agents ...




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