Intellectual Property

Regulators have flip-flopped on legality of some bump stocks

Oct 9, 2017

Bump stocks like the ones found in the hotel room of the Las Vegas shooter have been around for decades, but federal regulators have flip-flopped about whether some versions are legal

Utah apparel company sues L.L. Bean over trademark dispute

Oct 6, 2017

A Utah clothing company has filed a lawsuit against L.L. Bean, saying the Maine-based company's latest ad campaign is a trademark violation

Commerce chief: US to tackle 'bigger' China trade issues

Sep 27, 2017

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says the Trump administration's priorities as it prepares to tackle "bigger" and "more difficult" trade issues with China are better market access, less protectionism and protecting intellectual property rights

Velcro's video implores consumers to say 'hook and loop'

Sep 26, 2017

Velcro has released a music video with a message it hopes will stick as well as its products: 'Don't Say Velcro'

China announces trade secrets crackdown to assure investors

Sep 20, 2017

China has announced a crackdown on violations of patents and trade secrets in an effort to mollify foreign companies ahead of a possible visit to Beijing by U.S. President Donald Trump

Company under fire for opioid marketing files patent suit

Sep 14, 2017

An Arizona-based pharmaceutical company targeted in lawsuits and criminal investigations over its marketing of a highly addictive painkiller has filed a related patent infringement lawsuit against a rival drug maker

Wisconsin chocolatier, Mars candy company resolve dispute

Sep 14, 2017

Court documents show a Wisconsin chocolate maker and the candy giant Mars Inc. have resolved a trademark dispute

Sides agree to stop monkeying around in primate selfie suit

Sep 12, 2017

Monkey see. Monkey sue. Monkey settle. Attorneys representing a macaque monkey have agreed to a compromise in a case where they asserted the animal owned the copyright to selfies it had shot with a photographers camera.

Former monk sues cosmetics giant over anti-aging formula

Aug 30, 2017

A former Roman Catholic monk has filed a federal lawsuit against cosmetics giant L'Oreal, accusing the company of stealing patented technology in an anti-aging wrinkle cream that his Massachusetts charity was selling to raise money for the poor

John Steinbeck's relatives by marriage in copyright dispute

Aug 30, 2017

John Steinbeck's step-daughter says film remakes of "The Grapes of Wrath" and "East of Eden" fell apart because the author's late son and widow impeded the projects

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