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

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

City Digest, March 11, 2013

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

Paper talk

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

Moet subsidiary in legal battle over Krug trademark

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 writ claims four Hong Kong companies stole its names

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

Louboutin wins US court appeal in battle over right to red soles

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

Winding road to iPad deal

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

Judgment sought in iPad IP dispute

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

Platform for professionals


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

Lai See

Where did all that financial talent go?

7 May 2011 - 12:00am