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Jury awards Md. firm Zenimax $500M in suit against Facebook (access required)

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook’s virtual-reality subsidiary and two of its founders are facing a sobering reality after a jury hit them with a $500 million bill for violating the intellectual property rights of video-game maker ZeniMax Media. The verdict reached ...

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Former Light City partners file counterclaim against Baltimore city (access required)

The former partners in Baltimore’s Light City festival being sued by the city over the trademark to the name responded Friday with counterclaims for unfair competition, trademark infringement, fraud and civil conspiracy. The city is seeking a court order to ...

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Supreme Court turns away Redskins appeal in trademark case (access required)

WASHINGTON  — The Supreme Court has rejected a long-shot appeal from the Washington Redskins challenging a law that bars offensive trademarks. But the justices could still resolve the same issue in another case the court took up last week. The ...

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Donna M.D. Thomas: A new ‘Slant’ on the Redskins’ trademark case (access required)

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a landmark decision last month holding that the prohibition on registration of “disparaging” trademarks under § 2(a) of the Lanham Act is unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment. The ...

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