Intellectual Property

Copy this: Vatican stakes out rights to Pope Francis' image

Feb 26, 2017

The Vatican is arguing that Pope Francis' image belongs to the Holy See

Celebrities launch pot brands as California legalizes drug

Feb 25, 2017

Country singer Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the growing number of celebrities publicly jumping into the marijuana industry and eyeing the California pot market

Democratic senators criticize Trump on Chinese trademarks

Feb 24, 2017

Democratic senators are protesting the Trump Organization's acceptance of a valuable trademark from the Chinese government without asking Congress first if doing so is constitutional

High court ruling limits international reach of patent laws

Feb 22, 2017

The Supreme Court has sided with California-based Life Technologies Corp. in a patent infringement case that limits the international reach of U.S. patent laws

New Zealand judge upholds Kim Dotcom extradition ruling

Feb 20, 2017

A New Zealand judge has upheld an earlier ruling that flamboyant internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his colleagues can be extradited to the U.S. to face criminal charges

China awards Trump valuable new trademark

Feb 15, 2017

China has awarded President Trump a valuable new trademark, a surprise ending to a decade-long legal fight

Trump toilets, condoms could be flushed after his China win

Feb 14, 2017

China is expected to give President Trump valuable rights to his brand for construction services this week

With Trump's win in China, will Trump toilets get flushed?

Feb 14, 2017

China is expected to give President Trump valuable rights to his brand for construction services this week

The Big Apple Circus to leave bankruptcy under new ownership

Feb 14, 2017

A judge has approved a deal that would save the Big Apple Circus by selling its tents, equipment and intellectual property to an affiliate of the Florida-based investment firm Compass Partners LLC

Beyonce faces $20M copyright suit from YouTube star's estate

Feb 9, 2017

The estate of a late New Orleans YouTube star has filed a $20 million copyright infringement lawsuit against Beyonce over the use of his voice in her "Formation" video

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