McDonald's lost its tradeMc battle with Supermac's in EUIPO court, which denied the chain the exclusive use of the prefix "Mc."
Ferrari threatened to sue a customer for trademark infringement for posting "distasteful" images that included the Ferrari brand.
- A new Apple patent filing shows a mixed reality headset that tracks your whole face. Also in Apple news, Apple plans to buy Intel’s wireless chip unit for $1 billion.
- The US District Court in Connecticut recently found Best-Lock Construction Toys to be inviolation of several of Lego's copyrights.
- Scotland's space technology industry is booming, with a 12-fold increase in published space tech patents since 1969.
- Facebook was recently issued a patent to enable moderators to more easily censor content posted in groups. The tech includes a feature that would limit questionable content so that only the poster can see it.
- Nintendo's recent IP filings suggest new features for the Switch.
- Ford Motor Company's newest trademark suggests the company will soon offer new off-road packages. Check out the trademark application here.
Costco's decision to make and sell "Tiffany" rings made them $3.7 million. They now must pay $19 million to Tiffany & Co.
Planet Money asks a question we've all had: Can you patent a steak?
A federal appeals court upheld the invalidation of the "podcasting patent" with a little help from the EFF.
Are tattoos copies? And if so, should a copy on a human body be excluded from protection under the Copyright Act?