Articles tagged “trademarks”

Booking.com Gets OK to Trademark Its Name in a U.S. Supreme Court Win

Booking.com Gets OK to Trademark Its Name in a U.S. Supreme Court Win

Jan Wolfe, Reuters

There's no need to tear down the signage. Booking.com can stick with the brand name that it's been using for about 14 years. The U.S. Supreme Court decision gives the company more protection against pesky startups that might try to tread on its brand.

4 months ago

Booking.com Sets U.S. Supreme Court Precedent — Its Case Will Be First Livestreamed Oral Arguments

Booking.com Sets U.S. Supreme Court Precedent — Its Case Will Be First Livestreamed Oral Arguments

Associated Press

Rest assured that Booking.com wouldn't necessarily have to change its name if it lost the trademark case, which sees the Trump administration appealing a lower court ruling that said the trademark should be honored. But a win would give Booking new protections, and enable it to tell companies encroaching on its brand name to back off.

6 months ago

American Airlines and Expedia Quietly Settle Trademark Lawsuit

American Airlines and Expedia Quietly Settle Trademark Lawsuit

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It isn't clear precisely by what terms American Airlines and Expedia settled their trademark infringement lawsuit. What is known is that Expedia's Add-On Advantage program, the subject of the dispute, remains operational.

2 years ago

American Airlines Files Lawsuit Over Logo Copyright Denials

American Airlines Files Lawsuit Over Logo Copyright Denials

Bloomberg

The American Airlines dispute with the U.S. Copyright Office over the merit of its logo-copyright application is much more than an artistic debate — it would cost an exorbitant amount to have to repaint all of those airplanes.

2 years ago

Booking.com Sues U.S. Patent Office Over Trademark Rejection

Booking.com Sues U.S. Patent Office Over Trademark Rejection

Dennis Schaal, Skift

We pause our argument for the moment that the Priceline Group should be rebranded as the Booking.com Group because of the latter's wider brand recognition. The Priceline Group, which actually has no plans under way to rebrand, needs to get this messy Booking.com trademark issue cleared up first. It seems like such a stretch that one of the largest travel companies in the world can't get its trademark approved.

5 years ago

Yosemite Fight Over Names Escalates as Feds Push to Cancel Trademarks

Yosemite Fight Over Names Escalates as Feds Push to Cancel Trademarks

Associated Press

We don't want to live in a world where a concessionaire owns the names no rights to national icons.

5 years ago

Kayak and HotelTonight Trademark Dispute Ends in Partnership

Kayak and HotelTonight Trademark Dispute Ends in Partnership

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Kayak apparently got cute in trying to use the phrase "Hotel for tonight" in its apps and it appears as though HotelTonight prevailed in a trademark flap. Now they've partnered up as HotelTonight is selling through Kayak in a bid to trim costs.

5 years ago

Jilted Hotel Operator at Yosemite Sues for Rights to Landmarks’ Names

Jilted Hotel Operator at Yosemite Sues for Rights to Landmarks’ Names

Associated Press

The value of intellectual property can sometimes rival physical assets. Delaware North filed a lawsuit alleging that its trademarked names — which existed before the operator began working in the park — in Yosemite National Park have been trampled upon.

5 years ago