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Topic: trademark

Apple accused of unsavory business practices in 'Memoji' trademark lawsuit

09/27/2018, 09:09 pm

A lawsuit filed on Thursday alleges Apple snaked the Memoji trademark from an Android app of the same name through a series of questionable behind-the-scenes moves, one of which allegedly involved the creation of a single-purpose LLC.

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Beijing fines bogus 'Apple service center,' confiscates fake products

02/07/2018, 12:02 pm

Beijing has reportedly fined a fake "Apple service center" in the Chinese capital some $43,000 for intellectual property violations, confiscating fake products in the process.

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Podcast network TWiT sues Twitter for trademark infringement over social network's video push

01/18/2018, 01:01 pm

Twitter has been targeted in a lawsuit from podcast production company TWiT, with the social network accused of trademark infringement and a breach of contract after it started expanding into providing streaming video content to its users.

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Italian clothing maker defeats Apple, wins rights to use 'Steve Jobs' trademark

12/28/2017, 01:12 pm

The founders of an Italian clothing company operating under the name of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs have won the rights to continue using that branding, in spite of a long-running Apple legal challenge.

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Apple wins block against European trademark for Xiaomi's Mi Pad

12/05/2017, 09:12 am

Apple on Tuesday won a years-long bid to stop Xiaomi from trademarking the name of its Mi Pad tablet in the European Union, which Apple argued was too similar to iPad.

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Evolving tactics, rule changes make it harder to uncover future Apple product names

07/31/2017, 09:07 am

While Apple is finding it increasingly hard to stop feature leaks, this year, the company has had some success preventing people from learning exact product names -- owing to the countries it's now choosing for trademarks.

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North Korean company launches own 'iPad,' ignoring Apple trademarks

05/30/2017, 11:05 am

A North Korean firm, Ryonghung, has reportedly launched a tablet called the "iPad," seemingly exploiting international trademarks in the knowledge that Apple is unlikely to come knocking.

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Swatch insists 'one more thing' trademark connected to Columbo, not Apple

08/26/2015, 10:08 am

Swatch's Swiss trademark on the term "one more thing" is really a reference to a line from the TV show Columbo, according to a spokesperson for the watchmaker.

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Swatch looks to trademark 'one more thing' phrase made famous by Steve Jobs

08/20/2015, 02:08 pm

Swiss watch brand Swatch has acquired a trademark on the phrase "one more thing," an expression often used during Apple press events by the company's late cofounder Steve Jobs.

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Briefly: First Enyo-based iOS app, New Zealand trademark dispute

02/06/2012, 07:02 pm

The first app developed for Apple's iOS using the now open-source Enyo 2.0 framework has hit the App Store, while Apple seeks to bar the trademarking of a mobile device case called the "driPhone" in New Zealand.

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