Elon Musk’s X Corp. faces trademark lawsuit from social media ad agency

When Elon Musk rebranded Twitter to X this summer, there were concerns that the new company could face trademark lawsuits as there were nearly 900 active U.S. trademark registrations that cover the le

‘GPT’ may be trademarked soon if OpenAI has its way

If the startup OpenAI is feeling protective about its brand lately, it’s understandable. ThreatGPT, MedicalGPT, DateGPT and DirtyGPT are a mere sampling of the many outfits to apply for trademar

All my apes gone: Legal disputes at the intersection of IP and NFTs

NFTs are no different than old-school physical assets in one important way: They’re governed by a legal framework which, in many respects, is rooted in the 20th century.

We don’t need no stinking trademarks: GetHenry changes name to Cycle

Fresh off a $17.4 million fundraise in May, GetHenry announced it is changing its name to Cycle, reflecting both the fact that the company makes bicycles and tricycles, and highlighting the company&#8

Not trademarking can be an Excruciatingly Expensive® and Wildly Annoying® mistake

I was recently talking to a startup that was airing its frustration over Apple’s Tracker Detect app that enables Android users to find nearby, unknown AirTags. The problem? The company TrackerDe

What I learned the hard way from naming 30+ startups

How should a founder go about effectively naming their baby startup and avoid picking a name that will hurt them?

Heirlume raises $1.38M to remove the barriers of trademark registration for small businesses

Platforms like Shopify, Stripe and WordPress have done a lot to make essential business-building tools — like running storefronts, accepting payments and building websites — accessible to

The Worst Possible Name For Your Brand And Three Things You Can Learn From It

Let’s say you want to come up with a great brand name for a new beverage brand you’re launching. You know what consumers are looking for, and you’re the creative type. What’s the biggest namin

Pintrips Files A Motion To Dismiss Pinterest’s Trademark Suit, Says ‘Pin’ Is Too Generic

Pins, pins everywhere! Back in October, we reported on a <a href="

European Trademark Office Says Pinterest Doesn’t Own ‘Pinterest’ – Social News Startup Premium Interest Does

Pinterest raised a $225 million round in <a href="">October 2013</a> to help fuel its international expansion, but a recent rul

Pinterest Or Pintrips? Pinterest Files A Trademark Infringement Suit Against Travel Planning Startup

<a target="_blank" href="">Pinterest</a> has made a point of <a target="_blank" href="">discouraging</a> the many social media co

Pinterest And Path To Battle Over Letter “P” Logo Trademark

Are the <a target="_blank" href="">Path</a> and <a target="_blank" href="">Pinterest</a> logos too similar? Path apparently thinks so. The mobile messaging s

Microsoft Will Rebrand SkyDrive After It Settles Trademark Case With Sky Broadcasting

British Sky Broadcasting Group and Microsoft today announced that they have settled the trademark infringement arguments in Europe that Sky brought against Microsoft in an English court. As a result o

UK’s BSkyB Wins Case Against Microsoft Over Use Of “SkyDrive” Name In Europe; May Have To Drop Name Or Pay Fines

<a target="_blank" href="">Microsoft</a> went <a target="_blank" href="">big on pushing cloud services</a> this week at its Build conference, but today it

Report: US Patent And Trademark Office Denies Apple’s iPad Mini Trademark Application, Deemed “Merely Descriptive”

Right after it launched the iPad mini, Apple filed a trademark application for the name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). As Patently Apple noticed earlier today, however, th

Apple And Amazon Ordered To Talk Settlement In “App Store” Trademark Dispute

Apple and Amazon are fighting over made up words, as you may well be aware. Apple takes issue with Amazon's use of "Appstore," the name for the online retailer's marketplace of Android software, which

Russian Railways Sues Apple Over Trademark Infringement Online In The Apple Store

Europe's state railways continue to pick up steam in their lawsuits against <a target="_blank" href="">Apple</a>. Today, it emerged that Russian Railways has <a target="_blank" hre

Startups Vs. Startups: App Developer Gets Sued By Lightbank-Backed WhosHere

So here's a story that hopefully will be an eye-opener for entrepreneurs and startups, while providing a painful peek into trademark harassment and the importance of due diligence. It goes a little so

Pair vs. Pair: Pair The App Is Getting Sued By Pair Networks, The Hosting Company

It was <a href="">less than a week ago</a> that Tenthbit, the developers of the buzzy, new

Wapple Wins Trademark Battle Over Apple

While Apple is busy fighting Proview over the iPad trademark in China, it has lost a different trademark battle in Europe: Wapple, the mobile web developers, have won a suit filed by Apple over its na
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