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  • Facebook scores major trademark victory in China

    Beijing Municipal High People's Court ruled the Pearl Rivers Drinks factory should not have been allowed to register the 'face book' trademark.

  • Apple taking trademark dispute to China's highest court

    The tech giant says it will take its battle to protect the iPhone name to the Supreme People's Court.

  • *India to soon put out new intellectual property policy. Both companies, BDR Pharma and Lee Pharma, had been seeking so-called compulsory licenses that override patents and allow generics firms in India to launch cheap copies of medicines manufactured by big Western drugmakers. But now the two mid-sized generics players say their efforts have been thwarted...

  • Chipotle files for Better Burger name trademark

    CNBC's Seema Mody reporting the news that Chipotle has filed for the name trademark of Better Burger, possibly expanding the company's non-Mexican offerings.

  • March 21- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday stepped into the high-profile patent fight between the world's two fiercest smartphone rivals, Apple and Samsung, agreeing to hear Samsung's appeal of what it contends were excessive penalties for copying the patented designs of the iPhone. Last May, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington upheld...

  • Would you 'McBrunch'?

    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.

  • Battle over the 'Duffin'

    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.

  • The mom behind 'The Honest Toddler'

    Bunmi Laditan,"The Honest Toddler" creator & author, discusses her trademark dispute with actress Jessica Alba over the "Honest" name.

  • Apple Buys 'Lightning' Trademark From Motorcycle Company Harley-Davidson

    Who would have thought motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson owned something Apple might desperately desire?

  • Unilever: Branding for the Future

    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.

  • Google

    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.

  • Pretzel Crisps

    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 iPad

    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.

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    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.

  • Jay-Z holds his four MTV Video Music awards in Miami, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. Jay-Z won Best Rap Video, Best Direction in a Video, Best Editing and Best Cinematography. (AP Photo/J. Pat Carter)

    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.

  • Cigarette in ashtray

    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.