U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  1. Proposal for Compulsory Remix License Has Foes in Steven Tyler and Attorney Dina LaPolt

    February 10, 2014 1:24 PM EST Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler and music attorney Dina LaPolt have sent a letter to the U.S. Patent and Trademark office opposing the creation of a compulsory license that would allow anyone to legally create remixes and derivative works, w ...

  2. The National Association of Music Merchants Show Attracts Metal Luminaries, Newfound Kinship

    January 23, 2012 7:00 PM EST The 2012 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show saw 95,709 registered attendees checking out 1,441 exhibitors, educational seminars, jam sessions and artist signings over four days in Anaheim, California. The turnout was up from 90,11 ...

  3. Lady Gaga Sues Company Trying to Trademark Her Name

    September 28, 2011 8:36 PM EDT Lady Gaga says a Nevada-based company is trying to horn in on her fame to market cosmetics and jewelry. She's suing in New York. The Grammy Award-winning pop star sued Excite Worldwide LLC on Monday. The lawsuit says the company applied witho ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Gov't To Cancel Instant Live Patent

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) will be canceling Instant Live's patent for creating digital recordings of live performances. The decision came after the company did not respond to the PTO's notices concerning a reexamination ...

  6. Supernova Sues 'Rock Star: Supernova'

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Reality show sued for trademark infringement, other claims. Tonight's winner of the television reality show, Rock Star: Supernova, may not end up fronting a band called Supernova. In a trademark dispute over the name, a federal court yesterda ...

  7. ASCAP Readies 'I Create Music' Expo

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Annual membership meeting set for April 20. ASCAP kicks off its "I Create Music" expo with the performing rights organization's annual membership meeting Thursday (April 20) in Los Angeles. The organization will present a special le ...

  8. Apple Moves To Mobile?

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Company requests 'Mobile Me' trademark. Questions over Apple Computer’s mobile music ambitions have risen to the surface again this week, following the disclosure that the Cupertino-based firm filed a trademark request for the term “Mobi ...

  9. U.S. Agents Taking Piracy Fight Overseas

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Government experts in intellectual property will be sent to Brazil, India, Russia, Thailand and the Middle East to monitor and encourage local anti-piracy efforts, U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutie LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Govern ...

  10. Legal Battle Over 'Jack' Continues

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bonneville Seeks To Cancel SparkNet Trademark There's a new wrinkle in the legal battle over the "Jack" format slogan "playing what we want." Bonneville International Corp. plans to file a counterclaim against SparkNet Com ...

  11. NMPA President/CEO Edward Murphy Leaves His Post

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Edward P. Murphy is leaving his post as president/CEO of the National Music Publishers' Assn. - NEW YORK -- A strong advocate for songwriters' and music publishers' rights is retiring from the National Music Publishers' Assn. ( ...

  12. Internet Patent Search Now Available

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For the first time, anyone with access to the Internet can track the status of a U.S. public patent application as it moves through the approval process. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- For the first time, anyone with access to the Internet can track the stat ...