Intellectual Property

Germany moves to liberalize public Wi-Fi regulations

Apr 5, 2017

New regulations adopted by Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet seek to encourage more open Wi-Fi hotspots across Germany by relaxing rules on businesses providing the wireless connection

Mars Inc. suing Wisconsin woman over her brand of chocolates

Apr 4, 2017

Candy maker Mars Inc. is suing a Wisconsin woman over chocolates she is selling under a name that the company says is "confusingly similar" to its cocoa extract supplements called CocoaVia

Shares in UK chipmaker dive 60 pct after Apple ends contract

Apr 3, 2017

Shares in Imagination Technologies have plunged over 60 percent after the British company said Apple would no longer use its products

Poet files copyright lawsuit against Insane Clown Posse

Mar 30, 2017

An Ohio man says Detroit rap-metal group the Insane Clown Posse and member Joseph Bruce used a poem he wrote without his consent

Trump has casino trademark in Jordan but gambling is illegal

Mar 28, 2017

Before becoming president, Trump received a trademark in Jordan, including a provision for a casino despite gambling being illegal in the kingdom

Justices won't hear appeal in music copyright dispute

Mar 27, 2017

The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from record companies that want to pursue copyright infringement claims against music site Vimeo for hosting unauthorized recordings from the Beatles, Elvis Presley and other classic artists

UN agency: China has explosive growth in patent applications

Mar 15, 2017

The U.N.'s intellectual property agency says China is showing "quite extraordinary" growth in international patent applications, putting Chinese applicants on track to outpace their U.S. counterparts within two to three years

Mexico OKs new Trump trademarks for hotels and tourism

Mar 12, 2017

President Donald Trump has denounced U.S. jobs moving to Mexico, but his company is keeping its business options open there

On Trump trademarks, China says it treats applicants equally

Mar 10, 2017

A top Chinese regulator says China assesses all applications for trademarks equally, including those submitted by now-President Donald Trump

China says it followed law in approving 38 Trump trademarks

Mar 10, 2017

China is defending its handling of 38 trademarks it recently approved provisionally for President Donald Trump, saying it followed the law in processing the applications at a pace that some experts view as unusually quick

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