Tony Romm, The Washington Post Published 2:58 pm PST, Monday, December 10, 2018 Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Google, arrives at the White House for a meeting Dec. 6. Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Google, arrives at the White House for a meeting Dec. 6. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Google, arrives at the White House for a meeting Dec. 6. Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Google, arrives at the White House for a meeting Dec. 6. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer. Congress is about to grill Google's CEO. Can Sundar Pichai handle the heat? 1 … [Read more...] about Congress is about to grill Google’s CEO. Can Sundar Pichai handle the heat?
Disputes about similar business names
Brush and Nib Studio owners from left are Breanna Koski and Joanna Duka (Facebook) The city of Phoenix is fighting back against a bid by a Christian law firm to get the state’s high court to conclude that businesses have a right to refuse to provide certain services to gays. In new legal filings Sept. 7, attorney Eric Fraser said there is no dispute about the heart of the case. “If a same-sex couple asks Brush & Nib (Studio) for custom wedding products, Brush & Nib will refuse service, regardless of the wording or design the couple wants,” he told the Arizona Supreme Court. And the owners of the firm would make a plain-vanilla wedding invitation listing “Pat and Pat” if it means “Patrick and Patricia” but refuse to make an identical one for “Patrick and Patrick.” “That’s why this case is about commerce, not speech, art, or religious beliefs,” he wrote. “Under settled law, the government does not … [Read more...] about Phoenix: Gay discrimination case about commerce, not 1st Amendment
Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature How a troubled Florida teenager went from the “Dr. Phil” show to signing a major-label record deal as a rapper. Danielle Bregoli, a.k.a. Bhad Bhabie. Credit Emily Shur for The New York Times Supported by ByJamie Lauren Keiles July 3, 2018 Adam Kluger had a plan to save music. It was 2008: Piracy was up, streaming hadn’t taken off and the physical album had long been eclipsed by the digital single. On top of that, it was the middle of the recession; industry people were looking for ways to make up their losses. Kluger was a fast-talking 22-year-old in Los Angeles with a dream of a product he called “brand dropping.” Rappers were constantly name-checking products — why not get the brands to pay for placement in a verse? He peddled the concept to record executives, presenting his plan as a source of easy money. They turned him away, citing artistic integrity. He … [Read more...] about The Big Business of Becoming Bhad Bhabie
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Some kind of settlement apparently is in the works over the name of a new Albuquerque restaurant.The owners of Seasons Rotisserie and Grill in Old Town earlier this month intiated legal action against the operator of the newly opened Seasons 52 at Coronado Center, claiming that the business names were confusingly similar and infringed on its trademark.A local lawyer representing the Roessler family, which has operated their fine-dining eatery for more than two decades at 2031 Mountain Road NW, said that the arrival of the similarly named restaurant was causing confusion among its longtime patrons, who weren’t able to differentiate between the two eateries. This prompted a civil action alleging trademark infringement, said Jeffrey Squires, the attorney retained … [Read more...] about Seasons in settlement talks over name
No one disputes who owns the St. Roch Market. The building, which has been a public market since it opened in 1838, belongs to the city of New Orleans. But in a federal lawsuit filed April 3, the city says the current lease holder illegally claimed ownership of the "St. Roch Market" name by trademarking it and opening a second St. Roch Market in Miami. Bayou Secret, a company owned by Will Donaldson and Barre Tanguis, leased the St. Roch Market in 2014, after the city spent $3.2 million to renovate it following the flooding from Hurricane Katrina. Donaldson and Tanguis turned the building, which had been a fish market and po-boy shop before the storm, into a contemporary food hall, where vendors sell sandwiches, pastries, crab cakes and international food. Donald and Tanguis later created a new company called Helpful Hound, which became the sole owner of Bayou Secret. In April 2017, Helpful Hound received a federal trademark for "St. Roch Market." Earlier this year, Tanguis and … [Read more...] about Who owns ‘St. Roch Market’? City of New Orleans sues over name