Brand Battles: Napster, Captain Morgan, McDonald's

Law360, New York (September 27, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT) -- In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Rhapsody hits opposition in trying to register the name of its "Napster" subsidiary, spirits giants Diageo and Pernod Ricard fight to protect their respective liquor brands like Captain Morgan, and McDonald's moves to stop an Ohio burger joint from winning a trademark for "Max."

The Ghost of Napster

A software developer who launched an open-source music sharing site called Napster.FM asked the board to block on-demand music service Rhapsody International Inc. from...
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