The hit television musical comedy “Glee” must change its name for use in the United Kingdom, a judge ruled recently. Twenty-First Century Fox Inc., the creator of the show, is expected to appeal the decision.
Apple’s attempts to trademark its store layout hit a snag in Germany recently when the patent office denied the company’s application. However, the highest court in the European Union has ruled that Apple may proceed with its challenge to the decision on appeal.
Especially in the digital era, California is a hotspot for people with big ideas. Entrepreneurs and innovators flock to the state, hoping to follow in the steps of giants like Google, Yahoo and Facebook. But for a startup to stand a fighting chance of succeeding in this fast-paced, competitive marketplace, it is critical for business owners to protect their intellectual property.