Nintendo finally files trademark applications for Wii U in the U.S.

Nintendo has filed nearly 20 trademark applications (several including images) with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the word Wii U. The goods and services cover a broad range of items from consumer video game machines to trading cards. Filing trademark applications is one … [Read more...]

United States Marine Corps files trademark for ‘Marines’

The U.S. Marine Corps, a component of the U.S. Department of the Navy, filed three trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office this past week. The trademark applications all filed on June 9, 2011, follow trademark filings by the Department of the Navy for SEAL Team … [Read more...]

Zynga files trademark in the U.S. for Empires & Allies, launches Hanging with Friends for iOS devices

Zynga has filed a trademark application for its newest Facebook game "Empires & Allies" with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. It came as no big surprise.  Zynga filed for the European trademark earlier this month following the announcement of the launch of Empires & … [Read more...]

Media giant Hearst Corporation acquires domain for $100,000

The news broke earlier this week on that the domain name sold for a whopping $100,000.  But until now, the new owners had remained a mystery.  Earlier the registrant records switched from Sedo over to Hearst Corporation, one of the nation's largest diversified … [Read more...]