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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019

Starbucks clashes with small Alaska company over trademark

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 moves to trademark ‘Okurrr’

Cardi B is trademarking her signature trill, “Okurrr.”

UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017

Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional

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

China awards Trump valuable new trademark

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.

Apple loses Chinese lawsuit over iPhone name

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.

Ohio State trademarks name of ex-football coach Woody Hayes

After trademarking the name of current Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer, the university has done the same with a predecessor, Woody Hayes.

Chipotle files trademark for ‘Better Burger’

Chipotle apparently has burgers on its mind. The Denver-based chain applied for a trademark for “Better Burger” earlier this month.

Sticky lawsuit: $400M dispute lingers over Post-it inventor

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 …

Great Harvest Bread sues Panera over trademark

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.

Yosemite Park’s iconic attractions get new names

The prices of Yosemite National Park souvenirs have been slashed in half, and road signs directing visitors to iconic attractions have been switched.

Spokane arena football team settles on name, but not ready to reveal it

Spokane’s arena football team has settled on a new name but is probably 10 days from making an official announcement.

Gonzaga victorious in trademark suit

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 …

High Times publisher files suit against Ephrata pot shop

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 …

Daiquiri Factory, controversial Spokane bar, gets evicted

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 …

Gonzaga sues bar for trademark abuse

Gonzaga University has filed a federal lawsuit to stop a controversial downtown bar from using its logo and mascot in advertising.

Turk group wants to trademark ‘IDAHO’

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 …

Copyrights and wrongs

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. …

NW Airlines, travel site battle over trademark

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. …