Google is Struggling to Trademark the Word ‘Glass’

It won't surprise you to hear that Google is desperately trying to trademark the word Glass—but it may raise a wry smile on your face when you find out that the US government is taking exception to the idea. Read More >>

No, Apple, You Can't Trademark 'iPad Mini'

Apple might be famous for its ability to patent rounded corners and the letter 'i', but it looks like whole words are off-limits to it. The body that rules on patents in the US, the Patents and Trademarks Office, has finally got round to ruling on Apple's application to trademark 'iPad Mini', and they've put their foot down in a decidedly firm and anti-Apple way. Read More >>

Apple Has Trademarked the Design of its Stores

Yes, you are looking at a technical drawing of an Apple store. And yes, it does form part of an approved trademark request which means nobody can imitate Apple's temples to tech. Read More >>

Apple Forks Out £38m to Make Proview's "iPad" Go Away

Apple's had quite a fight on its hands over the iPad in China. Trouble was, there was already an "iPad" in China made by a company called Proview. After several legal skirmishes getting nowhere fast, Apple's been forced to pay off Proview to the tune of £38 million. Ouch. Read More >>

This Was Apple's Trick to Snatch the iPad Trademark in China

Proview—the former owners of the iPad trademark in China—is suing Apple in California for "fraud by intentional misrepresentation, fraud by concealment, fraudulent inducement, and unfair competition." Read More >>


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