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WASHINGTON, Oct 3- The acting head of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, former Google Inc executive Michelle Lee, is being seriously considered to permanently head the agency, sources have told Reuters. After leaving Google and before coming to the Virginia- based patent office, Lee headed the U.S. patent office's Silicon Valley outpost.
Discussing if McDonald's "McBrunch" concept will turn around the company's stock performance, with CNBC contributor Carol Roth, and Mark Hake, Hake Capital Management.
It's part donut and part muffin, with a touch of controversy. It's a "duffin," and it's coming to Starbucks. NBC's Michelle Kosinski reports from London.
Bunmi Laditan,"The Honest Toddler" creator & author, discusses her trademark dispute with actress Jessica Alba over the "Honest" name.
Who would have thought motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson owned something Apple might desperately desire?
Kees Kruythoff, Unilever North America president, discusses his company's abundant portfolio of America's favorite brands; including Skippy peanut butter and Dove soap, and reveals Unilever's plans to introduce new products and capture additional market share.
It is often said that too much of a good thing is bad. In the trademark and brand world this has a special and unique interpretation.
Brand experts and trademark lawyers say the value of simple, easily understood brand names has escalated in the Internet era because consumers are more likely to find such products while doing searches on the Web.
Apple's legal row over its iPad trademark in China creates a window of opportunity for rivals such as Lenovo Group and Samsung Electronics as they try to chip away at the U.S. firm's dominance of the potentially vast Chinese tablet market.
China's trademark system is a minefield of murky rules and opportunistic "trademark squatters" that even the world's biggest companies and their highly-paid lawyers find hard to navigate, as Apple and Facebook are the latest to find out.
About a month after the world started buzzing about the baby name Blue Ivy, parents Jay-Z and Beyonce are applying to get the moniker trademarked. An approved trademark could give them the rights to transform Blue Ivy from tiny baby into billion-dollar brand.
Australia’s goal of having the world’s toughest tobacco promotion laws in place by 2012 moved closer on Thursday when it released the plain packing design that all cigarette manufacturers will be forced to adopt as part of new legislation. The FT reports.