The European Union has rejected Anheuser-Busch’s 1996 “community trademark” application for its Budweiser brand, dealing the world’s largest brewer a setback in its century-old battle over the beer brand.
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 Texas Congressman has filed an official complaint with the House Committee on Standards and Ethics against House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, with charges that include a bribe from Bacardi USA in exchange for pushing a bill that would help in the liquor maker’s trademark dispute.
Energizer Holdings Inc. has filed a countersuit against Gillette Co. over four Gillette patents for diamond coating on razors.
Gillette Co. has withdrawn a motion for preliminary injunction against the manufacture and sale of Schick Wilkinson Sword’s Quattro and Intuition razors in Germany after a patent court indicated it would deny Gillette's request.
Miller Brewing Co. has dropped part of its lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch Cos. over claims made in the fierce advertising war between the two rival breweries.
WeightWatchers has sued several competitors over trademark infringement for what the weight-loss giant calls unauthorized pop-up ads on its website.
A U.S. District Court has denied Louis Vuitton’s motion for a preliminary injunction to bar retail chain Burlington Coat Factory from selling a line of ladies handbags that Vuitton claimed infringed its trademarks.
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.
Korean conglomerate LG Electronics Inc. has fired another legal volley in its patent battle with Whirlpool Corp., suing the U.S. rival for allegedly infringing LG's washing machine patents.
Gillette Co., already embroiled in litigation over razor technology with rivals Schick and Remington, has asked a federal judge to declare that its soon-to-be-launched vibrating razor handle does not infringe patents held by the Sharper Image Corp.
The European Court of Justice has rejected appeals by U.S. consumer-goods conglomerate Proctor & Gamble Co. and German counterpart Henkel to trademark the size, shape and color of their detergent tablets.
A U.S. District Court Judge in Kentucky has ordered Barton Brands Ltd. to change the name of its Ridgewood Reserve 1792 bourbon, handing a victory to Brown-Forman Corp. in its trademark lawsuit against the rival liquor producer.
A shoe company has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts against a designer it says infringed on its trademarks and engaged in unfair trade practices.
Gun maker Colt Defense has sued rivals Bushmaster and Heckler & Koch for trademark infringement, claiming the two companies have copied its best-selling weapon.
Toymaker Mattel Inc. is entitled to copyright protection for the facial features of the Barbie doll, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has determined in a ruling that overturned a lower court’s decision.
In the first significant trademark dispute in the fast-growing low-carb diet market, Abbott Laboratories’ ZonePerfect Nutrition Co. has filed a lawsuit against Hershey Foods, claiming that Hershey’s forthcoming “Smartzone” nutrition bar infringes on ZonePerfect's trademarks.
A federal appeals court has reversed a $46 million judgment against Conair awarded by a German engineer who claimed the company infringed on his patent for a technology to prevent electrocution from use of a hair dryer.
Electronics makers Applica and Tilia have settled their litigation over patents for vacuum sealing in a deal under which Applica will pay royalties to use Tilia’s technology.
Electronics retailer RadioShack has filed a lawsuit against Intertan, citing the "imminent danger of degradation" of its name and trademarks following Circuit City’s planned $284 million acquisition of the Canadian retailer.