Stories tagged: trademark
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019
A small Alaska apparel company is clashing with Starbucks over a trademark term the Seattle-based coffee giant says is too closely linked to its own branding.
UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019
Cardi B is trademarking her signature trill, “Okurrr.”
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017
The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks in a ruling that is expected to help the Washington Redskins in their legal fight …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017
The government of China awarded U.S. President Donald Trump valuable rights to his own name this week, in the form of a 10-year trademark for construction services.
Wed., May 4, 2016
Apple Inc. has lost a legal fight with a Chinese company that a Beijing court says is allowed to use the iPhone name on wallets and handbags.
Fri., April 22, 2016
After trademarking the name of current Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer, the university has done the same with a predecessor, Woody Hayes.
Wed., March 30, 2016
Chipotle apparently has burgers on its mind. The Denver-based chain applied for a trademark for “Better Burger” earlier this month.
Fri., March 11, 2016
Alan Amron has invented a battery-powered squirt gun, a digital photo frame, even a laser system that may someday provide a visible first-down line for fans inside NFL stadiums. He …
Thu., March 10, 2016
One restaurant chain that made its name off fresh bakery products is suing another, alleging federal trademark infringement for use of what it calls a confusingly similar advertising slogan.
Tue., March 1, 2016
The prices of Yosemite National Park souvenirs have been slashed in half, and road signs directing visitors to iconic attractions have been switched.
Tue., Dec. 1, 2015
Spokane’s arena football team has settled on a new name but is probably 10 days from making an official announcement.
Sat., Jan. 10, 2015
Gonzaga University won a legal victory this week against the owner of a shuttered downtown bar that had been illegally using the school’s trademarks. U.S. District Court Judge Lonny Suko …
Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
An Ephrata, Washington, marijuana retailer is the target of a media empire that labels itself as the biggest brand name in pot. Trans-High Corp., parent company of the publication High …
Tue., June 24, 2014
Less than five months after opening amid public outcry about one of its drink names, the controversial Daiquiri Factory in downtown Spokane was shuttered Monday morning with assistance from sheriff’s …
Tue., April 8, 2014
Gonzaga University has filed a federal lawsuit to stop a controversial downtown bar from using its logo and mascot in advertising.
Fri., Feb. 1, 2013
BOISE – An ag group in Turkey has applied to the Turkish Patent Institute to trademark the word “IDAHO” for its agricultural, plant and animal products – and the Idaho …
Tue., July 31, 2012
Spokane artist and actor Charlie Schmidt often gets emails from friends and strangers reporting yet another appearance by his long-dead, still-famous cat seen on a website, blog or product catalog. …
Fri., Aug. 7, 2009
A Spokane Web site owner has landed in the cross hairs of Northwest Airlines, which claims that the locally based online travel guide infringes on the air carrier’s corporate trademark. …