- Some howl over Alibaba's place in anti-counterfeiting group Updated: May-05-16 11:10 am
SHANGHAI - The prospect of sitting in a Hyatt Regency ballroom in Florida and listening to Jack Ma, founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, deliver the keynote for the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition's conference this month did not sit well with Michael Kors' general counsel. In fact, Ma's imminent speech - and the IACC's April decision to welcome Alibaba as a new member - so incensed the U.S. luxury brand that it severed its longstanding connection with the Washington-based industry group.
- Apple loses Chinese lawsuit over iPhone name Updated: May-04-16 12:41 pm
BEIJING - Apple Inc. has lost a legal fight with a Chinese company that a Beijing court says is allowed to use the iPhone name on wallets and handbags.
- 'Happy Together' copyright dispute in NY top court Updated: May-03-16 10:48 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York's highest court has agreed to rule on a case pitting the owner of The Turtles' 1967 hit "Happy Together" against Sirius XM Radio.
- Tentative deal in legal fight over Chicago nanny's photos Updated: May-03-16 6:49 pm
CHICAGO - A legal tussle over copyrights to photos from the 1950s onward shot by a Chicago nanny profiled in an Oscar-nominated documentary appeared close to a resolution Tuesday - though a dispute about who is Vivian Maier's rightful heir remains unresolved.
- High court to hear patent fight over adult diapers Updated: May-02-16 9:43 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will resolve a patent dispute between companies that make adult diapers.
- Justices to hear copyright fight over cheerleaders' uniforms Updated: May-02-16 9:37 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is taking on a copyright dispute between two manufacturers of cheerleading uniforms.
- Haskell commencement speaker leading Redskins mascot fight Updated: Apr-28-16 8:39 am
LAWRENCE, Kansas - A Haskell Indian Nations University graduate who is at the forefront in the fight to change the name of the Washington Redskins NFL team is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the university's commencement.
- US targets 11 countries for lax copyright protection Updated: Apr-27-16 9:35 am
WASHINGTON - China, Russia and India are among 11 countries targeted by the Obama administration for leaving American producers of music, movies and other copyrighted material open to rampant piracy.
- Ohio State trademarks name of ex-football coach Woody Hayes Updated: Apr-22-16 9:36 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - After trademarking the name of current Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer, the university has done the same with a predecessor, Woody Hayes.
- Supreme Court rejects challenge to Google's online library Updated: Apr-18-16 9:55 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court turned away a challenge Monday to Google's online book library from authors who complained that the project makes it harder for them to market their work.
- Napster co-founder bankrolls project to speed cancer work Updated: Apr-13-16 7:47 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - A project to speed development of cancer-fighting drugs that harness the immune system has academic and drug industry researchers collaborating and sharing their findings like never before.
- Judge clears 'Stairway to Heaven' copyright case for trial Updated: Apr-11-16 6:52 pm
LOS ANGELES - A trial is needed to determine if Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" copies its opening notes from a song performed by the rock band Spirit, a federal judge has ruled.
- Copyright infringement suit filed over Mapplethorpe photos Updated: Apr-08-16 7:26 am
NEW YORK - A photographer has filed a $65 million lawsuit against the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation alleging he took the images of the late photographer in drag long identified as self-portraits.
- Former Hunter Douglas patent attorney pleads guilty to fraud Updated: Apr-06-16 10:21 pm
DENVER - A patent attorney accused of swindling about $5 million from window-covering giant Hunter Douglas over 14 years has pleaded guilty to felony counts of tax evasion and fraud.