Some companies find their brand names already claimed in China

May 2, 2019
The practice of third parties snapping up brand names concerns foreign firms.
China’s supreme court may have ruled that basketball star Michael Jordan had a right to his Chinese name, “Qiaodan,” but it does not seem to have changed the operations for the multi-million-dollar Qiaodan Sports company. One of its shops in Shanghai continues to bear the Chinese name for Jordan.
Charles Zhang

How do you advertise a Super Bowl party without saying “Super Bowl?”

Jan 30, 2019
The NFL owns dozens of trademarks and isn’t afraid to go after anyone using them.
An exterior view of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, where Super Bowl LIII will take place, is seen on Jan. 27, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Someone probably owns most of the things you say

Feb 15, 2018
And that's a problem for people naming new businesses.
Visual Hunt

The Supreme Court rejects rule banning offensive trademarks

Jun 20, 2017
SCOTUS says it is unconstitutional to reject trademarks because they use offensive terms like racial slurs.
A view of the U.S. Supreme Court.
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An aerial view of the Christ The Redeemer statue (F) and the Maracana Stadium (B) on November 12, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Have a holly jolly Swiftmas

Dec 10, 2015
Taylor Swift's newest trademark comes just in time for the holidays: Swiftmas.

Taylor Swift, trademark diva

Jan 28, 2015
You can 'Party Like It's 1989,' but Taylor Swift owns the rights to it, and more.

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