The United States Patent and Trademark Office has denied Apple's application for a trademark to safeguard its widely popular iPad mini tablet, saying the case to own the phrase was too weak.Monday, 1 April, 2013, 5:08am
Roadside air pollution levels remained very high at all three monitoring stations yesterday. The air pollution index at Causeway Bay peaked at 160, while readings in Mong Kok and Central reached 137 and 130, respectively.11 Mar 2013 - 5:18am
Fish paste sold in Wellcome supermarkets is found to be produced in a filthy house in Lok Ma Chau. And the house, swamped with rats and flies, is said to belong to businessman Kwok Chi-yau, a member of the chief executive election committee.9 Mar 2013 - 2:31am
MHCS SCS 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.9 Mar 2013 - 5:03am
Alibaba, which runs the popular online shipping site Taobao, is suing Officeplus Company for using the Chinese characters for Taobao in its company name.3 Feb 2013 - 5:36am
French shoemaker Christian Louboutin can trademark his famous red soles, a United States court has ruled, reversing a previous ruling that had allowed rival Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) to paint its soles scarlet as well.
The case featured two of the fashion world's heaviest hitters in a battle to own the glossy red outsole that Louboutin says is at the heart of its shoes' appeal.7 Sep 2012 - 4:35am
Soon after news broke yesterday of Apple's US$60 million payment to settle the legal dispute over the iPad's mainland Chinese trademarks, the company sent out new flyers online to promote its popular media tablet.
'Just what you need to do, just about anything,' said the advertisement, which encouraged recipients to shop online or find a retail store that sold the iPad.3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
While sales of its new iPad are trending upwards, Apple appears to be fortifying its legal position over the media tablet's trademark.19 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL LICENSING SHOW
To foster growth of the Asian intellectual property industry and help global firms access the mainland market, the Hong Kong International Licensing Show offers business and networking opportunities, and market intelligence to industry veterans from around the world.9 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Where did all that financial talent go?7 May 2011 - 12:00am
Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp, the mainland's two-largest telecommunications equipment makers, are set to fight over patent and trademark-infringement lawsuits filed in Europe. Huawei yesterday sued ZTE in Germany, France and Hungary for allegedly infringing its patents related to data card and 4G mobile technologies.29 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
Nine people and four companies were convicted yesterday in the District Court of possessing 140,000 cans of food bearing forged trademarks for sale. The defendants were arrested by customs officers in April last year in raids on wholesale and retail outlets. The court heard that some of the defendants had admitted that they did not check with the trademark owners of the products.11 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
When mayor Sam Sullivan announced his initiative to reduce the city's ecological footprint last year, the word rolled easily off the tongue, even if it baffled spellers. It's EcoDensity, no hyphens.
The way Mr Sullivan envisions it, EcoDensity will reduce urban sprawl by increasing the number of multiple-unit buildings in the city.2 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
Online businesses face a major problem in cybersquatting - the act of registering a domain name in bad faith, often with a view to cashing in on a genuine trademark.16 Jun 2007 - 12:00am
Democrats win approval for journey to mainland
Two Democratic Party members banned from the mainland are to be given one-off home-return permits today to join an official visit to Beijing on Friday with fellow district councillors.11 May 2005 - 12:00am