The legal bout between regulators and former management at the New York Stock Exchange Inc. is heating up after lawyers for former director Kenneth G. Langone asked a federal judge to dismiss, due to lack of evidence, the $18 million lawsuit brought by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer.
Coffee giant Starbucks, accustomed to prevailing in trademark infringement suits worldwide, has recently been dealt a rare blow by a federal judge, who ruled that a New Hampshire coffee company can continue to sell its Charbucks brand coffee beans.
Chinese authorities have begun cracking down on rampant counterfeiting of luxury goods in a move many experts say shows the country is starting to see benefits in upholding trademark rights.
A host of domestic and international airlines are the targets of a patent lawsuit that seeks to make them pay up for using a common way of presenting internet content.
Two companies that manufacture gaming machines will head to court to resolve a dispute over patents, adding another lawsuit to the growing number of court battles held over lucrative intellectual property rights in the gaming industry.
Starbucks’ victory in its bitter fight to protect its brand name in Russia shows that trademark rights are beginning to gain a foothold in markets that were once safe havens for government-sanctioned knock-offs, experts say.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, a company mired in financial trouble and an increasing number of lawsuits, has filed a motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit alleging the company made false statements about projected earnings just before the stock collapsed.
A company that pioneered an online marketplace that connects borrowers with lenders is suing an upstart rival over its patented business model.
Greenberg Traurig LLP has hired the co-chair of the intellectual property group at Loeb & Loeb, a highly respected IP attorney with an extensive U.S. and international trademark practice.
Acacia Research Corporation reached a settlement with Sony Corp. Thursday, ending patent infringement litigation over audio/visual enhancement technology.
InternetAd Systems LLC, the Illinois-based subsidiary of patent holding firm Acacia Technologies, has wrenched a settlement out of defendant PriceLine.com in a patent dispute over a feature common in online advertising.
In a development that could have implications for a series of trademark lawsuits against search engine Google, Yahoo!’s Overture Services has settled a lawsuit brought by insurance giant Geico over similar complaints.
In one of the more surreal intellectual-property disputes to reach trial in recent years, Hooters of America is trying to persuade a federal jury in Florida that rival “breastaurant” chain Ker's WingHouse of Kissimmee ripped off its “Hooter girl” image.
Online travel service Expedia, Inc. has settled its trademark dispute proceedings against Expedia Services Limited, a professional services firm in the U.K.
Acacia Technologies, the intellectual property holding company behind a slew of controversial licensing claims for its streaming-media patents, has set its sights on Wi-Fi hotspot operators with demands for licensing fees for a newly purchased patent.
In yet another challenge to Google’s controversial advertising model, a federal judge has cleared the way for insurer Geico to sue Google and Overture Services for allegedly selling advertisements linked to its trademarks.
General-practice firm Perkins Coie will absorb Arizona-based intellectual-property firm Brown & Bain on July 1.
Casino operator Harrah's Entertainment plans to appeal a Nevada court’s decision to grant rival Station Casinos, Inc. motion for summary judgment in Harrah’s patent lawsuit over customer recognition technology.
A U.S. District Court Judge in Nevada has invalidated two of casino operator Harrah’s patents in its three-year-old patent lawsuit against rival Station Casinos.
Miriam Beezy has joined Foley & Lardner LLP as a partner in the firm’s intellectual property department and leader of the national trademark and copyright practice group.