Motorola Kore: It’s going to be a pair of workout headphones, not a tablet

Motorola squashed any speculation that recent domain name registrations around the word "Kore" would be for the company's next tablet device, after filing a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for headphones that monitor a person's physical activity and … [Read more...]

RockYou files trademark for Hooked

RockYou, one of Facebook's top 25 developers has filed a trademark for Hooked, for a yet-to-be revealed game. There are no clues given as to what the game will be about, other than the limited details found in the trademark. The trademark application was filed on August 2 with the United … [Read more...]

Zynga files trademark for “With Friends” with the US Patent and Trademark Office

On March1, 2011, Zynga filed for a trademark on the word "ville" in Europe.  Days later, Zynga then followed "ville" with an application in Europe for "With Friends" on March 7.  Now, the social gaming giant which filed for its IPO on July 1, has filed an application (No. 85361265) for … [Read more...]

It’s official: Google owns

Just over a week ago, on June 18, I wrote about Google filing a trademark application for "Photovine" and speculated that the company owned the domain name,, after the Whois records switched to MarkMonitor and DNStination from its previous owner. Now it's official --- Google owns … [Read more...]

UPDATED: R3D Entertainment files trademark for, buying domain

Updated June 23, 2011, 6:40 PM:  I received an email from Lanny Rutkin, owner of R3D Entertainment, telling me that his company is buying the domain name  ** Original: I just did a search on the US Patent and Trademark Office website ( and discovered a trademark filing for … [Read more...]

Marvel to unveil new social networking service called Blip

Activision recently announced its foray into online social networking with "Call of Duty Elite" rolling out this November, and now it appears as if Marvel the comics giant, will be launching its own service called "Blip". According to eight recent filings with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office … [Read more...]

Google set to launch Photovine? It applied for the trademark, now it owns the matching domain name

  Google applied for a trademark on "Photovine" on June 7 with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  As of June 14, it appears Google owns  The company appears to have taken ownership of the domain name from Matthew Gibson, who had previously owned the name since January … [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...]

Marc Angell at it again, files trademarks for gCloud, CloudStream, YouCloud

The trademark-happy Marc Angell is at it again, filing applications this past week with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for goods and services nearly identical to other companies' products.   The series of trademark filings include gCloud and CloudStream on June 7, and YouCloud on … [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...]