A federal judge has denied ZonePerfect Nutrition Company's request for a preliminary injunction to stop the sale of Hershey Foods Corporation’s SmartZone nutrition bar.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed a district court jury's finding that Dorel Industries’ Safety 1st unit infringed two patents held by toymaker Mattel Inc.’s Fisher-Price unit, and said another product should be considered when a new jury calculates damages.
The battle over the collapsed trademark licensing deal between frozen treats maker CoolBrands International Inc. and Weight Watchers International is escalating, with CoolBrands suing Weight Watchers for $360 million in response to a lawsuit filed by Weight Watchers last week.
A condom maker has sued a rival over a patent for a special “twist” designed to pleasure both men and women.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled for Fuji Photo Film Co. in a patent infringement complaint against a New Jersey company that rebuilds used Fujitsu disposable cameras and sells them without brand names at a discount.
In a stinging defeat for Danish toymaker Lego, a European Union office has thrown out its three-dimensional trademark registration for its popular block design.
A judge has doubled the patent damages and awarded attorney’s fees to mattress maker Aero after finding that two rivals infringed one of its patents.
In a sign of escalating litigation over home appliance technology in the U.S., Maytag Corp. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against competitor Electrolux Home Products Inc. over the design of plastic washing machine baskets.
In a ruling that flies in the face of earlier interpretations of the law, a Dutch court has ruled that a fragrance can be covered by copyright.
Schick’s and Gillette’s patent war over shaving gear has taken another twist, with Schick asking a judge to force Gillette Co. to pull its new vibrating razor, the M3Power, from store shelves while a patent lawsuit is pending.
The European Union's Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market has rejected Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar’s attempt to block Anheuser-Busch's registration for the trademark "Bud" for entertainment and related services, the U.S. brewer said.
The Federal Circuit has upheld a lower court’s decision to invalidate a cooking patent held by ConAgra, but set aside a related $18 million antitrust award determined by the district court jury.
The estate of the late Princess Diana has lost a bid to use her signature for a range of perfumes and cosmetics.
Eye-care maker CooperVision Inc. on Monday lambasted rival CIBA Vision Corp. for trying to strike a witness from the ongoing litigation between the two over various contact lens patents.
A federal judge has cleared the way for Star Scientific’s lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., denying Reynolds’ motion for summary judgment in a case over a patent that Star Scientific hopes could yield billions of dollars in licensing revenue.
Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar has won a partial victory in its claim to the Budweiser trademark in Finland, dealing a setback to Anheuser-Busch Cos. in its global, century-old battle for the beer brand.
Judge says Mattel should have known trademark suit was "objectively unreasonable and frivolous."
The U.S. Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit has upheld the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s refusal to register the trademark “patents.com,” ruling that adding the suffix “.com” is no different than adding terms such as “”Corp.”, “Inc.”, and “Co.”
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent to Washington Mutual Inc., the largest savings & loans bank in the U.S., for the layout and design of its retail branches.
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals had granted General Cigar’s request for a stay pending appeal of a lower court's ruling against the company in a trademark dispute over the world's most famous cigar brand.