Thomas Pink Wins Trademark Battle Against Victoria’s Secret

LONDON, United Kingdom — Victoria’s Secret lost a trademark dispute with a chain of shirt stores when a London judge said the lingerie brand’s “Pink” clothing line could confuse customers with its “sexy, mass-market appeal.” L Brands Inc.’s Victoria’s Secret infringed trademark rights owned by London-based Thomas Pink Ltd., Judge Colin Birss said in a written decision. He said customers in Europe …

Microsoft sues Samsung over Breached Patent Share

Microsoft Corp. sued Samsung Electronics Co., claiming the South Korean smartphone maker breached a 2011 agreement to share patents. Under the agreement, the two companies cross-licensed patents for each other’s products. Microsoft, the world’s biggest software maker, got royalties from Samsung for phones and tablets that use some of the U.S. company’s patented technology. The two companies said they would …

Bose Sues Apple Beats Over Headphones

Bose Corp. filed a patent-infringement action seeking to block U.S. imports of noise-canceling headphones made by Beats Electronics LLC, the company being bought by Apple Inc. (AAPL) The Beats Studio and Beats Studio Wireless headphones use technology covered by five patents, Bose said in a complaint filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington yesterday. A mirror civil suit, …