- Adele might not like it, but Donald Trump can use her music Updated: Feb-06-16 1:53 am
NEW YORK - While waiting for Donald Trump to take the stage this week at a campaign rally in Exeter, New Hampshire, fans listened to a few hit songs by Adele, "Skyfall" and "Rolling in the Deep."
- Furniture giant IKEA loses its trademark in Indonesia Updated: Feb-05-16 10:12 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - There is Samsung of South Korea, Sony of Japan, BMW of Germany and IKEA of Indonesia. Wait! IKEA of Indonesia? Yes, at least in Indonesia, if not worldwide.
- Texas jury orders Apple to pay $625.6 million in patent case Updated: Feb-04-16 1:40 pm
A federal jury in East Texas has ordered Apple to pay $625.6 million after finding that Apple services like FaceTime and iMessage infringed on technology patents held by Nevada patent-holding company VirnetX.
- AstraZeneca predicts revenue drop as Crestor patent expires Updated: Feb-04-16 3:58 am
LONDON - Anglo-Swedish drug firm AstraZeneca says revenue will decline this year as it loses patent exclusivity in the United States on its top selling anti-cholesterol drug Crestor.
- Urban Outfitters squaring off against Navajo Nation in court Updated: Feb-02-16 5:21 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - The Navajo Nation is seeking potentially millions of dollars from Urban Outfitters Inc. over clothing, jewelry and other merchandise bearing the tribe's name that the popular retailer has sold.
- Pfizer earnings fall but tops Street 4Q forecasts Updated: Feb-02-16 1:44 pm
Pfizer Inc.'s fourth-quarter profit fell by half due to higher costs for production, administration and restructuring, but new revenue from an acquisition helped the world's second-biggest drugmaker beat Wall Street expectations.
- Bacardi protests renewal of Cuba's rum trademark in the US Updated: Feb-01-16 12:47 pm
CORAL GABLES, Florida - Bacardi wants to know more about a recent U.S. government decision allowing Cuba to sell its Havana Club rum in America when the U.S. trade embargo ends.
- Lincoln tries to patent, sell beet brine to melt street ice Updated: Jan-27-16 8:02 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The city of Lincoln is trying to patent a beet brine formula that melts ice on the city's streets.
- Salt Lake Comic Con may reach settlement over name rights Updated: Jan-24-16 3:04 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The organizers of Salt Lake Comic Con and San Diego Comic-Con may be on the verge of resolving an ongoing name-trademark dispute.
- Marijuana group wins free speech lawsuit against Iowa State Updated: Jan-22-16 6:22 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A federal judge ruled Friday that Iowa State University administrators violated the constitutional free speech rights of student members of a pro-marijuana group by barring them from using the university logos on T-shirts.
- Karaoke crashers: Group says bar violated US copyright law Updated: Jan-21-16 8:29 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Refrain, karaoke lovers, from swooning the bar crowd with tales of discovering your homeroom angel is a centerfold.
- Chocolate wars: Nestle loses bid to trademark KitKat shape Updated: Jan-20-16 11:33 am
LONDON - Nestle has lost a long-running court battle to trademark the four-finger shape of its KitKat chocolate bar in Britain.
- Justices will hear ex-Virginia Gov. McDonnell's appeal Updated: Jan-15-16 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will hear former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell's appeal of his public corruption convictions.
- Court: Copyright claim against rapper 50 Cent must be tossed Updated: Jan-15-16 5:30 pm
NEW YORK - An appeals court says it agrees with a judge who rejected a New York copyright lawsuit against rapper 50 Cent on the grounds it was filed too late.
- Yosemite Park landmarks get new names amid trademark tussle Updated: Jan-15-16 11:23 am
FRESNO, California - Historic hotels and other beloved landmarks at Yosemite National Park will soon undergo a name change in a multi-million dollar tussle over who owns rights to the original names.
- Yosemite: Famed hotel name to change in trademark dispute Updated: Jan-14-16 5:00 pm
FRESNO, California - The names of iconic hotels and other landmarks in the world-famous Yosemite National Park will soon change in an ongoing battle over who owns the intellectual property, park officials said Thursday.
- Activision taps 'Hateful Eight' producer for studio venture Updated: Jan-13-16 10:22 am
LOS ANGELES - Activision Blizzard Inc. is enlisting the producer of "The Hateful Eight" to help lead its TV and film studio as the "Call of Duty" publisher prepares to take on Hollywood.
- Nonprofit: Judge relinquishing Detroit RiverWalk name claim Updated: Jan-07-16 1:51 pm
DETROIT - A nonprofit that manages the Detroit RiverWalk says a judge who applied to trademark the name of the popular city attraction has agreed to relinquish his claim.
- Judge: Monkey cannot own selfie photos copyright Updated: Jan-07-16 12:56 am
SAN FRANCISCO - A macaque monkey who took now-famous selfie photographs cannot be declared the copyright owner of the photos, a federal judge said Wednesday.