Intellectual Property

Jury sides with San Diego in Comic Con trademark battle

Dec 9, 2017

A jury on Friday sided with San Diego Comic-Con in a court battle with a rival pop-culture convention in Utah over rights to use the phrase "comic con."

The Latest: San Diego wins 'comic con' trademark battle

Dec 9, 2017

A jury is siding with San Diego Comic-Con in a court battle with a rival pop-culture convention in Utah over naming rights

Lego wins first China copyright case against imitators

Dec 7, 2017

Danish toy maker Lego says it has won a major legal victory in China, where a court ruled in its favor in a copyright case against companies making knockoffs of its famous colored bricks

China dominates top Western economies in patent applications

Dec 6, 2017

The U.N.'s intellectual property agency says China racked up a record 1.3 million patent applications last year, topping the combined total in the United States, Japan, Korea and Europe

It's the most wonderful time to celebrate _ earmuffs

Dec 3, 2017

Earmuffs are all the rage on at least one day of the year in Maine

Exes file clashing lawsuits over hit novel 'The Girls'

Nov 30, 2017

A lawsuit alleges that author Emma Cline plagiarized parts of her bestselling novel "The Girls" from an ex-boyfriend by spying on his email and other accounts

'Coco' draws Latino audiences, others with theme of family

Nov 29, 2017

"Coco," one of the largest U.S. productions ever to feature an almost entirely Latino cast, is drawing large audiences among Mexican-Americans for its themes of family and culture

That's cheating! Video-game companies suing crooked players

Nov 29, 2017

A video-game maker is suing online gamers for designing or using computer code allowing them to crush competitors playing the popular "Fortnite" survival video game

You own it: New Zealand party told to pay for Eminem rip-off

Oct 25, 2017

A court ordered New Zealand's main conservative political party to pay Eminem's publisher $415,000 for breaching copyright by using a song too similar to Eminem's "Lose Yourself" in its campaign ads

New Zealand political party has been told to pay $415,000 to Eminem's publisher for breaching "Lose Yourself" copyright

Oct 25, 2017

New Zealand political party has been told to pay $415,000 to Eminem's publisher for breaching "Lose Yourself" copyright

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