Rubik's Cube Loses EU Trademark Fight Over Its Shape
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Reminder: Do a trademark search before you decide on your business's name.
Apply For a Trademark Before It's Too Late
With trademarks, the early bird gets the worm.
6 Tips for Registering a Trademark Overseas
Not registering your trademark overseas immediately can cost you in the long run.
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3 Inspiring Business Lessons From Billionaire Media Mogul Oprah Winfrey
From safeguarding your brand to trusting your gut, there's much to learn from the wildly successful ascent of Lady O, the 'queen of all media.'
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Why Riding the #Rio2016 Wave Could Land Your Business in Legal Trouble
The U.S. and International Olympic Committees are cracking down on the unauthorized use of their intellectual property.
What I Learned From Being an Accidental Copycat
Did Melania plagiarize Michelle (and, if so, why her instead of Pat Nixon or Nancy Reagan?) or are we all just recycling and reusing good lines?
McDonald's Wins EU 'MacCoffee' Trademark Dispute
The case underscores the battle between brand names and so-called free-riders who might benefit from the marketing spent on brands without bearing the same costs.
Facebook Beverages Won't Be a Thing in China After Rare Trademark Win
The Beijing Municipal High People's Court said the Zhongshan Pearl River Drinks application to label certain foods and beverages 'face book' was an obvious act of copying and harmed fair market competition.
Apple Loses Trademark Battle, Allowing Chinese Company to Use the 'IPHONE' Name
The Beijing company Xintong Tiandi Technology can now sell IPHONE-branded purses, wallets and phones cases.
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How Do You Sustain Your Brand's Value? Follow These 6 Steps.
Hint: You want your logo to be more like the bitten apple and less like the walking fingers.
ICYMI: Kylie Minogue Is Not Cool With Kylie Jenner's Attempt to Trademark Shared First Name
The singer's representatives dismissed Jenner as a 'secondary reality television star' in their bid to stop her from trademarking the name 'Kylie' in the U.S.
Your New Business Name Should Be Memorable, Spell-able and Available
Follow these five tips to settle on what is one of the most important aspect of a new company -- its name.
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Fans React Angrily After Popular YouTubers File to Trademark 'React'
The Fine Brothers claim the filing was about protecting their brand, but the pair have since announced that they will withdraw the application.
Government Must Protect Rude or Racist Brands, Court Says
The U.S. Trademark Office must protect companies with slur names, according to the Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C.
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