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September 2017 Archives

In-N-Out claims that Smashburger is infringing on its trademark

In-N-Out Burger says its rival is violating In-N-Out trademarks. The hamburger chain says that Smashburger -- based out of Denver -- has violated In-N-Out trademarks by using the name Triple-Double in reference to certain hamburgers sold by Smashburger.

What are the 3 main kinds of patents?

There are three primary types of patents that people and businesses might apply for: (1) utility patents, (2) design patents and (3) plant patents. This article will describe these three patents briefly so you can decide which kind of patent might be correct for your needs.

What damages can I claim in a copyright infringement suit?

Perhaps someone stole a piece of written work that you created. Perhaps someone stole a film, photograph or another work of art from you that you registered with the United States Copyright Office. Regardless how it happened, if you've been the target of copyright infringement, you may be able to pursue financial compensation in court for the harm that was done.

Trademark wars: Can other cereals use Cheerios yellow?

We all know the characteristic color of yellow featured on Cheerios cereal boxes. General Mills, the owner of Cheerios, has been trying to trademark the yellow, saying that the shade is its intellectual property and that other cereals should not be able to use it. However, after two-years of legal advocacy, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board denied General Mills' trademark request.

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