Intellectual property

FILE - This Wednesday, June 5, 2013 file photo shows a general view of the crowd in St. Peter's Square during Pope Francis general audience, at the Vatican.The Vatican’s crackdown on the commercial use of its official emblems has found resistance from a Spanish website that refuses to give up on referencing the seat of the Catholic Church in its masthead. Spain’s trademark office said in September 2017 that InfoVaticana.com, a privately-run website that publishes articles about religion in Spanish and Italian, can’t register as a brand because that would mislead readers about being officially tied to the Holy See. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, file)
March 20, 2018 - 6:30 am
MADRID (AP) — A Vatican crackdown on the commercial use of its official emblems has met resistance from a Spanish website that refuses to stop referencing the seat of the Catholic Church in its masthead. So far, Spain's trademark office has taken the Vatican's side. It ruled that InfoVaticana.com...
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March 20, 2018 - 1:57 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Johnson scored 23 points and Western Kentucky won consecutive NIT games for the first time since 1948 with a 79-75 victory over USC on Monday night. Johnson spun in the paint and hit his patented hook shot with 1:03 remaining to give WKU a 76-73 lead and after Nick...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2017 file photo, a neon Michael Jordan "Jumpman" sign is reflected in a mirror along with merchandise for sale at the Charlotte Hornets' NBA basketball fan store in Charlotte, N.C. A federal appeals court says an iconic Nike logo of a leaping Michael Jordan did not violate the copyright of an earlier photograph of the basketball star. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, that the logo was based on a photograph of Jordan by Nike that was inspired by a 1984 photo by Jacobus Rentmeester. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
February 27, 2018 - 5:30 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An iconic Nike logo of a leaping Michael Jordan that the company has used to market billions of dollars of merchandise didn't violate the copyright of an earlier photograph of the basketball star, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The logo was based on a photograph taken...
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January 12, 2018 - 3:08 am
PRO FOOTBALL ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The NFL said it will investigate whether the Oakland Raiders violated the "Rooney Rule" when they hired Jon Gruden as coach. The Fritz Pollard Alliance called for the investigation on Wednesday out of concern that Raiders owner Mark Davis came to an agreement...
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January 12, 2018 - 2:06 am
The supervisor is Dennis Waszak Jr., followed by Fred Lief at 9 a.m. The New York sports desk can be reached at 800-845-8450, ext. 1630. Sports Photos, ext. 1918; graphics, ext. 7636; agate, ext. 1635. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at...
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Vegas Golden Knights players celebrate their 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers following an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/L.E. Baskow)
January 11, 2018 - 7:21 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Army has filed a challenge opposing the application of the NHL's newest franchise to register the trademark "Vegas Golden Knights." In a claim filed Wednesday with the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in suburban Washington, the Army claims it will be damaged if...
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January 03, 2018 - 11:46 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Richard Gunderman, Indiana University (THE CONVERSATION) Match the following figures – Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Guglielmo Marconi, Alfred Nobel and Nikola Tesla – with these...
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December 07, 2017 - 1:04 pm
FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks gain NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are higher in midday trading on Wall Street, putting the Standard & Poor's 500 index on track for its first gain in five days. Technology, industrial stocks and banks are up more than the rest of the market. Facebook, Boeing and Wells Fargo...
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The undated photo provided by Hit Radio FFH shows donkey 'Vitus' on his meadow in Schlitz, central Germany. The owner of a pricy McLaren sports car is in court to try to get a donkey owner to pony up for an alleged 5,000 euros (US$ 5,876) in damage caused when the animal chomped the backside of the vehicle. (Hit Radio FFH/dpa via AP) Mandatory Credit
September 29, 2017 - 11:24 am
OKLAHOMA LONGHORN BULL WITH RECORD HORN SPAN SOLD IN TEXAS FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A longhorn bull from Oklahoma with a record horn span of more than 8 feet has been sold for $165,000 at the Fort Worth Stockyards in Texas. The bull named Cowboy Tuff Chex owned by Bob Loomis of Overbrook, Oklahoma...
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June 29, 2017 - 4:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is giving up the legal fight over the name of the Washington Redskins. In a letter to a federal appeals court, the department said last week's Supreme Court decision in Matal v. Tam in favor of an Asian-American band calling itself the Slants means the NFL...
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