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2014 Comic-Con
Jul 28, 2014

Comic-book convention organizers clash over name

Organizers of two of the biggest comic-book conventions in the country are clashing over their names.

Jun 19, 2014

Editorial: Time to change the name

The federal agency doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue — the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Nor is it an entity that often finds itself enmeshed in a hot-button political dispute. Yet Wednesday’s ruling by the board to cancel the Washington Redskins football team’s trademark protection for its nickname, on the grounds that it is disparaging to Native Americans, has brought attention to [...]

Jun 18, 2014

City settles lawsuit with ‘Show Your Soft Side’ ad creator

The Baltimore advertising executive who created the “Show Your Soft Side” billboards to help stop animal abuse has settled her federal lawsuit against the city over ownership of the campaign.

Washington Redskins
Jun 18, 2014

Trademark board rules against Redskins name

The U.S. Patent Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans" and that the team's federal trademarks for the name must be canceled.

Feb 18, 2014

Author who lost ‘Avatar’ lawsuit plans appeal

A College Park author will appeal a federal court ruling that director James Cameron did not take ideas from screenplays to create the blockbuster film “Avatar.”

Baltimore Stallions
Jan 24, 2014

The lawsuit that created ‘a team with no name’

A new oral history offers details on how Baltimore's CFL team became the Stallions and not another horse more synonymous with Charm City football.

Dec 30, 2013

‘Shorebilly’ trademark dispute spurs judge to bifurcate trial

The dispute over an Ocean City brewery’s use of the word “Shorebilly” could be a two-for-one special after a federal judge separated the trial into two phases last week.

Nov 17, 2013

Rogue: American Rogue is just a scoundrel

The website for Odenton-based Celtic band The American Rogues notes the group has recorded nine albums and two DVDs and played for fans all over the world to critical acclaim during its nearly two decades of making music. There’s just one problem, according to a lawsuit filed last week: None of it is true.

Oct 30, 2013

Gaye’s children sue Thicke, say he copied music in hit song

LOS ANGELES — Two of Marvin Gaye’s children sued Robin Thicke and his collaborators on the hit song “Blurred Lines” on Wednesday, accusing them of copyright infringement and alleging music company EMI failed to protect their father’s legacy. Nona Marvisa Gaye and Frankie Christian Gaye’s suit is the latest salvo in a dispute over Thicke’s […]

Oct 6, 2013

Insurers suing for damages at Pazo, 180s

Jerry Brady has been in the commercial kitchen design business for almost 40 years. He’s worked with restaurant owner Foreman Wolf on many of its popular and critically acclaimed Baltimore establishments, including Charleston, Petit Louis Bistro and Pazo.

Aug 7, 2013

Samsung seeks smart watch trademarks in U.S., South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — Samsung Electronics Co. has applied for U.S. and South Korean trademarks for a watch that connects to the Internet in the latest sign that consumer technology companies see wearable devices as the future of their business. Samsung described “Samsung Galaxy Gear” as a wearable digital electronic device in the form of […]

Apr 17, 2013

In-N-Out Burger reaches settlement with former Grab-N-Go restaurant

In-N-Out Burger has settled its federal trademark infringement claims against an Aberdeen hamburger joint that has since rebranded itself.

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