Apple Escapes Trademark Suit Over 'iBooks' Mark

Law360, Los Angeles (May 08, 2013, 9:31 PM ET) -- A New York federal judge on Wednesday granted judgment to Apple Inc. in a trademark suit brought by J.T. Colby & Co. Inc. and two related publishing companies who targeted Apple’s use of the “iBooks” mark, saying their similar “ibooks” mark isn’t entitled to trademark protection.

The three plaintiffs — a family of companies owned by New York publisher John T. Colby — and their predecessors said they had used the common law trademarks "ibooks" and "ipicturebooks" for a wide range of both print and electronic...
To view the full article, take a free trial now.
Try Law360 for free for seven days
Already a subscriber? Click here to login

Already have access?

  1. Forgot your password?
  2. Sign In

Get instant access to the one-stop news source for business lawyers

Required