Thursday, November 30, 2006

Oxfam Gets into the Fray

Oxfam, "a development, relief, and campaigning organisation that works with others to find lasting solutions to poverty and suffering around the world," has voiced their concerns to Starbucks ® about Ethiopia's coffee trademarks.

For more about trademarks, click here. For more about USPTO Application FAQ, click here.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Buffett Settles

The latest news to this post was updated today with word of a settlement.



Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Even Gene Simmons knows what's up.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Ok, well not really but he does want Robert Akard to stop using his name and likeness.





Friday, November 10, 2006

Apple ® Says NO to the gPod

Ichiro Kameda, a Japanese based businessman, has joined the ranks of those getting not-so-fun letters from Apple ®. There was quite a bit of hub-bub last year about Apple ® launching their own gPod but so far that hasn't seemed to surface in the marketplace.

However, Mr. Kameda's device is, uh, um of a sexual nature and even passed through the USPTO's research process so we'll see how successful Apple is with their latest bout.

I wonder if people are associating POD names with Apple because the brand is so well-known OR because of all the press about the company threatening legal action against the random POD's 'round the world. Hmm…

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

K-Fed's Having a Helluva Week

Britney Spears has filed a petition for divorce from Kevin Federline. And if that wasn't enough for the wanna-be rapper, he also "made an undisclosed cash payment" to Thomas Dolby in their copyright infringement case.