Nintendo owns intellectual property rights in its products. These include copyrights, trademarks, and patents. Copyrights A copyright is an exclusive right granted to an author of a literary, musical, audiovisual or artistic work, giving the author the sole right to reproduce and distribute that work. There are several different types of copyrights which are associated with Nintendo's products.
Print Article Uber Technologies, Inc. The two had trouble hailing a cap and came up with the simple idea of tapping a button on their phone in order to get a ride.
Camp, the founder of StumbleUpon, an intelligent browsing tool for discovering and sharing websites, sold StumbleUpon to Ebay a few months after that incident and Camp and Kalanick then had the excitement and capital to tackle the taxi problem in San Francisco.
By MarchCamp had developed the prototype of the app called UberCab. As of April 12,Uber is available in over 60 countries and cities worldwide.
This investment is expected to fund its global expansion against its well-funded competitors, such as the Chinese company, Didi. As Uber currently owns several issued patents, through its own filing and acquisition, it is difficult to determine whether the patents would actually be upheld during any future litigation.
The utility patents that Uber currently owns are mainly directed to business methods, which have come under strict scrutiny within the United States Patent and Trademark Office and in patent litigation.
As the issued patents are almost exclusively relating towards business method patents, Uber runs the risk that it will lose its protections if faced with a law suit, even after it has disclosed its methods to the public through the patents.
If Uber wishes to continue to be the leader in mobile based transportation, Uber may want to consider either filing for patent protection relating to more substantive inventions that are less likely to be invalidated if possible or maintain its intellectual property as a trade secret.
This allows Uber to operate its services with little risk of infringement from competitors. Uber has trademarked the logos of the various services it offers as well as several icon designs.
Uber has filed for protection on various aspects of its icons. Uber has started out by registering for trademarks for the base of the icon design and then adding various features, such as the actual design of the icon and more detailed designs of the icon, seen in the figures below.
This allows for Uber to obtain the maximum amount of protection for its icon because different aspects of the icons are protected, thus, if any competitor or other company attempts to mimic the Uber icon, Uber will have a strong case on various accounts of trademark infringement.
Uber has also obtained design patent protection for its user interfaces. This protection prevents competitors or other companies from mimicking the Uber app interfaces, thus eliminating customer confusion.
As the term of any design patent only lasts for 15 years, Uber will not be able to maintain the protection of the interfaces indefinitely. However, Uber will possibly be able to invoke common law trade dress protection after the expiration of design patents.
However, as Uber is continually filing utility and design patent applications, it is likely that, by the end of the current design patent term, Uber will have changed the design of its user interfaces and will file for design protection for newer versions of the interface.
It is not explicitly apparent that Uber has filed for copyright protection for any of its intellectual property. Uber has issued several videos online.Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products.
Patents. A patent is a property grant issued to owners of intellectual property, as described by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, usually an invention or certain types of discoveries. At benjaminpohle.com our focus is on the business, policy and substance of patents and other forms of intellectual property, such as copyrights and trademarks.
An Act to restate the law of copyright, with amendments; to make fresh provision as to the rights of performers and others in performances; to confer a design right in original designs; to amend the Registered Designs Act ; to make provision with respect to patent agents and trade mark agents; to confer patents and designs jurisdiction on certain county courts; to amend the law of patents.
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Victor D. López is a tenured Professor of Legal Studies at Hofstra University’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University School of Law and is a member of the New York State Bar.