February 2016

Macy’s: Use It or Lose It!

Submitted by patentadmin on Mon, 02/22/2016 - 20:00

American icon, and well respected and loved Macy’s (how many times have we all seen the original or two re-makes of “Miracle on 34th Street”?) made the decision several years ago to nationalize its brand. So it swallowed up a bunch of regional department stores, and converted them to Macy’s. Meanwhile, Macy’s primary competitor in the original “Miracle on 34th Street,” Gimbel’s, is long out of business and the American consciousness.

Disney: Show Us the Money!

Submitted by patentadmin on Mon, 02/22/2016 - 19:38

Back in 1998, comic book legend Stan Lee (brought to current fame and into the American consciousness by “Big Bang Theory”) formed a company called Stan Lee Media to manage the growing list of characters that he was creating. Stan Lee eventually cut ties with the company before it filed for bankruptcy in 2000. In an attempt to revive the company, the new management sued American icon and well respected and loved Disney several times over several years claiming it owned the rights to the superhero characters created by Stan Lee and used by Disney.

Uber Uber: Change Those Google Search Results!

Submitted by patentadmin on Mon, 02/22/2016 - 19:00

The legal system has again locked horns with the Internet. A Florida judge has ordered Uber (newest American icon and fast-growing ride-sharing service, but not widely respected and loved) to tweak search engine results so that when someone in Gainesville, Florida, searches for “Uber Gainesville” or something similar, a local company called “Uber Promotions” isn’t squeezed out by the Uber we all know and either love or detest.