Trademark

  1. Pharrell Williams vs. Will.i.am: What to Know About This Trademark Fight

    July 02, 2013 1:10 PM EDT Pick one word to describe the trademark fight between Will.i.am and Pharrell Williams and it's got to be "confusion." Last week came word that Will.i.am was suing Williams, but in truth there was no such lawsuit. At least at that ...

  2. One Direction Solves Legal Issue Over Band Name

    September 06, 2012 8:24 AM EDT One Direction, the mega-selling UK act that was put together by Simon Cowell on The X Factor, has settled a legal war over its band name. Cowell's record label, Syco Entertainment as well as Sony Music and members of the band were sued in Apr ...

  3. Simon Cowell's Record Label Sued Over Hot Boy Band One Direction

    April 10, 2012 7:04 PM EDT One Direction is one of the hottest boy bands in years, formed by Simon Cowell after the bands' members finished strongly on the seventh season of UK's "X-Factor." On Saturday, the group had a successful performance on "Sa ...

  4. Velvet Underground Adds New Complaint Against Warhol Foundation In Banana Album Cover Suit

    February 27, 2012 10:17 AM EST Last month, the Velvet Underground sued the Andy Warhol Foundation with an artful double-step: On one hand, the band claimed that the famous image that adorns its classic 1967 album, The Velvet Underground & Nico , was in the public domain. On ...

  5. Jackson Estate Sues Foundation Over Name

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's estate on Tuesday sued a foundation that bears the name of one of his most famous songs, "Heal the World." The federal court lawsuit claims the Heal the World Foundation is improperly using trademarks and Web sites ...

  6. Briefs: CTS Eventim, eMusic, MySpace

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- CTS Eventim AG , the largest ticketing company in Europe, is planning to expand in Europe this year and intends to grow beyond Europe in five years. CTS handles Live Nation's ticket sales in Europe. ( Ticket News ) -- According to a Ruder ...

  7. MySpace Wins Cyber-Squatting Case

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The World Intellectual Property Organization has ruled in favor of MySpace in a cyber-squatting case. The social networking service originally filed a complaint with the Geneva-based patents and IP authority last December over a disputed domain na ...

  8. Meat Loaf Sues Songwriter, Manager

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suit over trademark rights to 'Bat Out of Hell.' Suit over trademark rights to 'Bat Out of Hell.' News ...

  9. Retail Track

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A famous brand is making a comeback in the U.S. music industry. BCI Eclipse, the Navarre-owned label and video company, has licensed the K-tel trademark for a series of compilation albums. Read Ed Chr A famous brand is making a comeback in the U.S ...

  10. Retail Track

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A famous brand is making a comeback in the U.S. music industry. BCI Eclipse, the Navarre-owned label and video company, has licensed the K-tel trademark for a series of compilation albums. Read Ed Chr A famous brand is making a comeback in the U.S ...

  11. Retail Track

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A famous brand is making a comeback in the U.S. music industry. BCI Eclipse, the Navarre-owned label and video company, has licensed the K-tel trademark for a series of compilation albums. Read Ed Chr A famous brand is making a comeback in the U.S ...

  12. SparkNet Loses Infringement Case

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A federal District Court ruled that broadcaster Bonneville International did not infringe the "playing what we want" trademark of SparkNet Communications. NEW YORK -- A federal District Court ruled that broadcaster Bonneville Internation ...

  13. Bonneville Prevails In Infringement Case

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Court rules against SparkNet. In a legal upset for the owners of the "playing what we want" trademark, a U.S. District Court has ruled in favor of Bonneville International in an infringement case brought against the broadcaster by SparkN ...

  14. Goering Joins Sheppard, Mullin

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kevin Goering has joins the New York office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton Kevin Goering has joined the New York office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton as a partner in the business trial practice group. Goering, most rec ...

  15. Bonneville Seeks To Cancel SparkNet Trademark

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the latest wrinkle in the legal battle over the "playing what we want" slogan, Bonneville International Corp. has made a counterclaim against SparkNet Communications seeking to cancel the consultan NEW YORK -- In the latest wrinkle in ...

  16. Mondo Kim's Raided By New York Police

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Five employees charged with trademark counterfeiting. Mondo Kim's Video on St. Mark's Place in New York was raided on Wednesday (June 8) for carrying bootleg product, it was confirmed by a store employee and a spokesman with the Recordin ...

  17. Westlife Loses EU Trademark Battle

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Irish boyband Westlife on May 4 lost their five-year legal battle against the cigarette manufacturer that challenged the use of their name as a trademark. BRUSSELS -- Irish boyband Westlife on May 4 lost their five-year legal battle against the ci ...

  18. Westlife Lose EU Trademark Battle

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Irish boyband Westlife today (May 4) lost their five-year legal battle against the cigarette manufacturer that challenged the use of their name as a trademark. Irish boyband Westlife today (May 4) lost their five-year legal battle against the ciga ...

  19. Westlife Lose EU Trademark Battle

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Band cannot block firms from using name. Irish boyband Westlife today (May 4) lost their five-year legal battle against the cigarette manufacturer that challenged the use of their name as a trademark. German cigarette company West had filed a suit ...

  20. Linkin Park Loses Poster Trademark Battle

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST U.K. traders can sell unofficial photos. The members of Linkin Park have failed in a bid to trademark the band's name for use on posters. As a result, the field has been left open for bootleggers and market traders to continue selling unoffic ...

  21. Case Analysis: Evidence for Trademark Infringement

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After bands perform for many years, they often assume that they will be able to easily prevent others from using their names -- if the names are registered trademarks -- on CDs and other merchandise. After bands perform for many years, they often ...

  22. Linkin Park's U.K. Trademark Application Denied

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park has failed in a bid to trademark its name for use on posters in the United Kingdom, leaving the field open for bootleggers and market traders to continue selling unofficial posters of the LONDON -- Linkin Park has failed in a bid to tr ...

  23. Denmark's Roskilde Fest Wins Domain-Name Dispute

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of Denmark's annual Roskilde Festival have won a Web site domain-name infringement case at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). LONDON -- Organizers of Denmark's annual Roskilde Festival have won a Web site dom ...

  24. Gibson Guitar Corp. Intensifies Trademark Litigation

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of a successful trademark-infringement lawsuit against guitar manufacturer Paul Reed Smith, Gibson Guitar Corp. is intensifying global action to defend the trademark registration of its mu NEW YORK -- In the wake of a successful tradem ...

  25. WIPO Unit Seeks Updated Trademark Treaty

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A negotiating committee at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is seeking an update of the existing Trademark Law Treaty (TLT), which governs international trademark rules. LONDON--A negotiating committee at the World Intellectual ...

  26. WIPO Backs Eminem In Name Dispute

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The arbitration and mediation center from the World Intellectual Property Organization has ruled in favor of U.S. artist Marshall B. Mathers III, better known as Eminem, in a trademark dispute. GENEVA--The arbitration and mediation center from the ...

  27. Amazon Victorious In Domain-Name Dispute

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has ruled in favor of Amazon.com after the e-tailer launched proceedings against an entity who registered a "confusingly similar" domai The Geneva-based World Intellectual ...