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Jury awards Md. firm Zenimax $500M in suit against Facebook

This photo provided by Best Buy shows an example of Best Buy's demonstration for Facebook Inc.’s Oculus Rift headsets. (Courtesy of Best Buy via AP)

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

Brooke Hall, Founder and CEO, and Justin Allen, Creative Strategist, at What Works Studio, concept designers behind the vision of Light City. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz).

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

In this photo taken Aug. 7, 2014, the Washington Redskins logo is seen on the field before an NFL football preseason game against the New England Patriots in Landover, Md. Lawyers for the Washington Redskins are telling a judge that the team's free-speech rights are being infringed by a federal panel's decision to cancel the team's trademarks for being disparaging to Native Americans. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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

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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