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Love or hate them, it's hard to argue that Apple's retail stores aren't highly distinctive. That's what the EU's highest court thought when it overruled a German verdict and said that Apple's store design could be registered as a trademark in Europe. Though Apple holds a store trademark granted la

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Rumors, suggestions and trademark applications have been building a case for an wrist-worn Apple product for some time now -- an official iWatch to fulfill the wearable potential of the iPod Nano. Now, the Financial Times says the company is \"aggressively\" hiring to help it get the product ready f

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And just like that, the great Apple and Amazon \"app store\" legal tousle ended. Today, Apple was granted its request to dismiss the suit it filed back in 2011 to prevent Amazon from using the app store moniker for its Android software market. Part and parcel with the dismissal, Apple also gave Amazon

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Evidence is mounting that Apple might out a smartwatch in the near future after Yahoo Japan noticed that the company applied for the \"iWatch\" trademark in Japan on June 3rd. Our Japanese editor noticed that several other companies have applied for that term as well, though this one (released on Ju

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There's certainly been a lot of brouhaha surrounding the new design language Apple introduced for iOS 7 at WWDC. Some (ourselves included) feel it's modern and fresh while others loathe the brighter palette and simpler, flatter icons. A lot can change between now and the launch of iOS 7 this fall,

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No sooner has one legal tussle ended, than another potential courtroom brawl rears its 3.7-inch screen. The new iphone has launched in Brazil, but no, we're not talking about Apple's flagship -- we mean the bravely titled Gradiente iphone Neo One. It's pretty heavy on specs compared to the iPhone

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Judge Lucy Koh, presiding over the courtroom battle 'twixt Apple and Samsung has ordered that both companies slim down the bundle of litigation so its easy for juries to understand. The docket currently contains 16 patent violations, six trademark issues, five \"trade dress\" claims and an antitrust

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If you've been following the latest bub around the hub, you may remember Apple's recent scuff with Shenzhen-based Proview Technology -- the Chinese outfit that holds the local trademark on the name \"iPad.\" Not only did Apple lose a trademark lawsuit for the iPad name, but some time later mainland g

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