Posts Tagged ‘trademarks’

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    Intellectual Property: China’s Michael Jordan Trademark

    May 1, 13 • 254 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Developing Economies, Regulation, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    The Wall Street Journal had a great headline: “In China, Air cheow-DAN Cries Foul.” Saying, “I felt the need to protect my name, my identity, and the Chinese consumer,” Michael Jordan is suing the Chinese firm Qiaodan for using his...

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    Innovation: More (or Fewer?) Sole Rights

    Sep 8, 12 • 353 Views • Entertainment, Fashion, Government, Innovation, Tech, UncategorizedNo Comments

    A book that you write is your intellectual property. But what if you design the sole of a shoe? As econlife described last year: “The trademark of designer Christian Louboutin, his red soles are supposed to represent glamour, luxury and hidden status....

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    Tweet Rights

    Sep 26, 11 • 81 Views • Businesses, Innovation, Regulation, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Does “Nutcracker Tweet” bird seed have the right to Tweet? Is it okay to name your birdhouse firm “Tweet Tweet Home?”  Can your app say Tweet? It all depends on the US Patent and Trademark Office. Twitter wants the tweet...

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    Sole Rights?

    Aug 12, 11 • 114 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic Debates, Innovation, Regulation2 Comments

    Suddenly, a red sole has become much more than the bottom of a shoe. The trademark of designer Christian Louboutin, his red soles are supposed to represent glamour, luxury and hidden status. Or, as stated by Mr. Louboutin, “A shoe has so much more to...