Intellectual property

Hawaii lawmakers are considering adopting a resolution calling for the creation of legal protections for Native Hawaiian cultural intellectual property.
Audrey McAvoy/AP Photo
April 18, 2019 - 6:30 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Last year, much of Hawaii was shocked to learn a Chicago restaurant chain owner had trademarked the name "Aloha Poke" and wrote to cubed fish shops around the country demanding that they stop using the Hawaiian language moniker for their own eateries. The cease-and-desist letters...
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Mario Perez, right, Scout Executive and CEO for the Boy Scouts of America Yucca Council, checks the placement of popcorn on a wagon with scouts Monday at El Paso City Hall on Aug. 6, 2018.
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Mark Abrams
November 07, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — What's in a name? If you ask the Girl Scouts, they'd probably say a lot — so much so that the 106-year-old organization has sued the Boy Scouts of America in federal court over the use of the term "scouts." The seeds for this trademark war were planted a year ago when...
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Federal authorities seized more than 100 counterfeit Super Bowl rings of varying championships.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Mike DeNardo
July 03, 2018 - 2:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Eagles' Super Bowl win was real. But the feds say the championship rings they seized in Philadelphia were fake. The counterfeiters planned a naked bootleg — until U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents pulled their own Philly Special, intercepting more...
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