Trademark

Apple denied App Store trademark in Australia

Apple denied App Store trademark in Australia

Apple has been fighting to trademark the App Store name in Australia for a while now. The electronics firm lost the original case to trademark App Store last March and Apple filed an appeal with the court. Apple has now lost that appeal in Australia as the Register of Trade Marks in that country has denied Apple again.

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Apple Touch ID trademark registration rejected

Apple Touch ID trademark registration rejected

Apple's lauded Touch ID has been rejected by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), according to a letter acquired by Patently Apple. The rejection of Apple's trademark effort revolves around a different, earlier trademark, which the USPTO says is likely to be confused with the one Apple is seeking.

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Apple HealthKit targeted by same-name startup

Apple HealthKit targeted by same-name startup

Apple has been called out for the name of its newly unveiled HealthKit by an Australian startup with the same name. The company called HealthKit took to its Twitter account recently to say that it was "feeling annoyed" over the same-name issue, asking "@tim_cook r u aware of this?"

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Apple patents touch panels for solar-powered iPhone future

Apple patents touch panels for solar-powered iPhone future

The newest in an incredibly vast collection of patents filed for and held by Apple is an update to a previously held patent for solar panels. These solar panels were previously filed for patent to include touch-friendly pieces of equipment, but not displays as such. In this update, Apple’s newest next-generation ware may very well be the solar-powered iPhone.

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King settles trademark legal spat with CandySwipe and Banner Saga

King settles trademark legal spat with CandySwipe and Banner Saga

Candy Crush Saga is one of the most popular mobile games ever; On the last count, the game had been played more than 150 billion times and had 500 million users downloading it. Needless to say, the "Candy" trademark granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office caused a lot of flurry in the marketplace, making King to rethink of their strategy. For now, King have resolved their differences with two developers of The Banner Saga and CandySwipe.

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Overwatch tipped as Blizzard’s next multiplayer gaming title

Overwatch tipped as Blizzard’s next multiplayer gaming title

As of December, 2013, Blizzard was publicly in search of a Lead Producer of what was described as the company’s "next awesome game." It was Blizzard director Michael Booth that let it be known that the company was in search of a team that would take command on an "unannounced game title." "We can’t tell you exactly what the game is yet," these listings said, "but trust us, it’s awesome."

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Getting Glass trademark could be a hurdle for Google

Getting Glass trademark could be a hurdle for Google

It's no surprise that Google and other companies try to trademark the names of their products to keep other firms from coming in and naming products similarly. Google has been trying to trademark the word "Glass" to go along with its slick wearable computing device called Google Glass. Trademarking that word is proving to be a very difficult task for Google.

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King’s EU “Candy” trademark targeted by Cut the Rope’s ZeptoLab

King’s EU “Candy” trademark targeted by Cut the Rope’s ZeptoLab

On this day last month, King announced plans to abandon its "Candy" trademark in the United States, citing reasons of having acquired the better trademark "Candy Crusher", though it said it would both retain and defend its "Candy" trademark in the EU. It is that particular trademark that is now being challenged.

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King seeks to abandon US “candy” trademark

King seeks to abandon US “candy” trademark

King, the maker behind Candy Crush Saga, found its purpose in life back in 2012 with the advent of its aforementioned game, which went on to earn extensive popularity amongst mobile gamers. The company has experienced increased criticism and controversy in recent times, however, spurred by its trademarking of the generic word "candy" and legal targeting of games with similar names, among other things. At least part of that controversy will soon disappear, however, with King filing to abandon its "candy" trademark in the United States.

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Amazon exec the face of new toiletry line amid trademark dispute

Amazon exec the face of new toiletry line amid trademark dispute

It's not often you see a company take an argument far enough to make a cosmetics line about it, but that's exactly what's happened here with Amazon UK and the company known as Lush. This cosmetics company does not sell product on Amazon, but because of the way Amazon's search is set up, searching for Lush on Amazon results in some rather similar-looking products with a lot of potential to mislead.

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CandySwipe creator takes jab at King over trademark scuffle

CandySwipe creator takes jab at King over trademark scuffle

Since being awarded a trademark for the term "Candy," King -- the company behind Candy Crush Saga -- has come under fire from developers and companies alike. The latest among these is an open letter posted by the creator of CandySwipe, a similar game created two years before the advent of Candy Crush Saga, calling out King for its alleged focus on CandySwipe's trademark.

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FiftyThree files trademark over Facebook Paper (but hopes it won’t need it)

FiftyThree files trademark over Facebook Paper (but hopes it won’t need it)

Tensions between Facebook and app developer FiftyThree over use of the name Paper has escalated with news that a new trademark has been filed that could cause headaches for the social network's Flipboard rival. Facebook's decision to dub its new iPhone app Paper, despite FiftyThree having a digital notebook app already on the market, was already leading to suggestions that a trademark battle would commence. Today, though, it's been revealed that FiftyThree attempted to bolster its defenses on the very day Facebook revealed its app.

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