Trademark

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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Game Devs submit over 100 games with “Candy” in the title to protest King trademark

Game Devs submit over 100 games with “Candy” in the title to protest King trademark

Last week we mentioned that the makers of the popular Candy Crush game managed to win a trademark on the term "candy" and proceeded to try to force any game out there with the generic word in its title to change. That didn't sit well with developers and apparently the devs are fighting back with a massive trolling campaign.

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Candy Crush developer wins trademark for “Candy”

Candy Crush developer wins trademark for “Candy”

One of the most popular mobile games in the world is Candy Crush Saga from King.com Limited. The company field for a trademark about a year ago for the very generic word "Candy." That trademark has now been granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

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Samsung Glass design filing tips growing wearable ambitions

Samsung Glass design filing tips growing wearable ambitions

A potential design for Samsung's rumored Google Glass rival has been revealed in a Korean filing, a sports- and media-centric wearable complete with a monocular eyepiece. Samsung's "sports glasses" would apparently have fixed lenses, according to the design filing spotted by the WSJ, rather than the interchangeable visors of Google's Glass Explorer Edition, as well as more traditional earpieces for music playback.

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Half-Life 3 trademark filed for by Valve

Half-Life 3 trademark filed for by Valve

If they didn't have the lock on the name before today, Valve certainly does now: Half-Life 3 has been entered in to trademark application with the European Union's Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market, for real. For those of you unfamiliar with the title, Half-Life 3 is a game that's been long-awaited, having seen massive success in its 2nd generation release and seeing so much legendary suggestion behind its release that it in itself has become an event worth waiting for. We've had tips on Half-Life 3 flowing in for years, if you'd like to know, while only the very smallest cross-section of rumors come to fruition. This is one of those times.

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Tesla Model E trademark tips “affordable” EV name

Tesla Model E trademark tips “affordable” EV name

A new Tesla trademark registration for the "Model E" has prompted speculation that the company's much-anticipated low-cost electric car will launch under that name, following the Model S and upcoming Model X crossover. Filed on August 5, the "Model E" application - for "automobiles and structural parts therefor" - comes well in advance of the car expected to bear the name, which Tesla CEO Elon Musk has warned shouldn't be expected until 2016 at the earliest.

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Apple iWatch trademark war ahead

Apple iWatch trademark war ahead

After filing for a trademark for "iWatch" in several countries, including Japan, Mexico, Russia, Taiwan, and Turkey, Apple may have a bit more trouble filing for the same trademark in other countries such as the US, UK, and China, mostly because "iWatch" has already been trademarked in these countries.

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Samsung GEAR hinted as upcoming smartwatch name in trademark filings

Samsung GEAR hinted as upcoming smartwatch name in trademark filings

On May 19, Samsung confirmed that it is working on a smartwatch, something it has been doing for quite some time, according to Executive Vice President Lee Young Hee. We've seen various mockups and artists renderings of what the smartwatch might look like, but thus far its design is unknown. The name, however, may have just surfaced in a trademark filing: the Samsung GEAR.

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Apple iWatch trademark spreads: Applications in Russia, Taiwan, Mexico & Turkey

Apple iWatch trademark spreads: Applications in Russia, Taiwan, Mexico & Turkey

Apple continues to quietly hunt down trademarks for iWatch in multiple markets, with the Japanese filing spotted this weekend followed by similar applications in Russia, Taiwan, Mexico, and Turkey. Although the "iWatch" name for a much-rumored Apple smartwatch had only been speculation, Apple filed to claim it in Japan on June 3, the same day as in these three new countries. Some predictions see Apple launching the digital timepiece as early as this year.

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Apple iWatch trademark application filed in Japan

Apple iWatch trademark application filed in Japan

Apple has filed a trademark application for "iWatch" in Japan, fueling speculation that the company is preparing to launch a smartwatch companion device for the iPhone and iPad. The filing, made on June 3 Bloomberg reports, refers to potential uses of the name as being for a watch device or a "handheld computer".

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iOS 7 FaceTime icon revealed in trademark filing

iOS 7 FaceTime icon revealed in trademark filing

Apple's sweeping change of iconography in iOS 7 has prompted no shortage of discussion over the upcoming iPhone and iPad interface change, and now the new FaceTime icon has been revealed too. The new icon, shown off courtesy of the US Patent and Trademark Office sticks closely to the design theme we've already seen Apple use, with a crisp camera outline on a gradated background.

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USPTO shreds Edge trademarks and kills a troll

USPTO shreds Edge trademarks and kills a troll

Several years ago a man named Tim Langdell was able to successfully win trademarks on several rather generic terms. The terms trademarked by Langdell included "edge," "cutting edge," "the edge," and "gamer's edge." After winning those trademarks, the man said about suing any video game company that used any of those words in the title of their video games.

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