Apple has filed cancellation proceedings against a Brazilian company's ‘iphone’ trademark after its own application for exclusive use of the mark was refused by Brazil’s industrial property office (INPI).
The USA’s biggest cable TV operator Comcast has completed its buyout of media company NBC Universal for $16.7 billion, in a deal that raises interesting IP questions.
A Dutch trademark agent has failed to protect one of its own trademarks and lost a cybersquatting dispute to one of its founding shareholders.
Internet retailer Amazon has re-instated an e-book on its website that it removed last year after complaints about trademark infringement.
Trademark and domain name search provider Avantiq has appointed its director of strategic relations and marketing, Larissa Best, as CEO.
A US company has sued Microsoft for allegedly infringing two search engine patents that a jury fined Google and AOL for infringing last year.
A US judge has invalidated parts of three video technology patents held by Google-owned Motorola Mobility, narrowing its lawsuit with Microsoft.
A judge at England’s High Court has refused to award the Motion Picture Association piracy profits generated by indexing website Newzbin2, arguing that to do so could have a “chilling effect on innovation and creativity.”
Trademark owners filed a record number of cybersquatting complaints at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2012, according to an industry report.
Internet retailer Amazon has been granted a patent to underpin an online marketplace allowing consumers to resell digital goods, but the technology could have copyright implications for the company.