Emoji Co. GmbH, which owns trademarks for emoji characters in numerous countries, hit Mattel Inc. with a lawsuit in California federal court Tuesday, alleging the toy giant violated the trademarks with its “EMOJI STYLE” line of Barbie dolls.
A single incident of a worker being targeted by a racial slur violates California employment law even if the epithet wasn’t repeated, an attorney for a former worker at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office told the state’s top court.
A group of California residents who use PayPal Inc. to receive payments for their online businesses failed to allege the platform’s user agreement is unfair to sellers and that its return and dispute resolution policies enables fraud by buyers, a state appellate court said Tuesday.
The D.C. Circuit rejected a bid by Public Service Electric & Gas Co. and PPL Electric Utilities Corp. to undo FERC orders relating to cost allocations for improvements to three nuclear power plants in New Jersey, in a Tuesday decision.
A handyman who said he co-authored several Dale Chihuly paintings won’t get credit for them, after the Ninth Circuit held that he had failed to identify any particular copyrightable works to which he had contributed.
Intel Corp. was told to pay VLSI Technology LLC $2.18 billion by a federal jury in Texas after losing a patent-infringement trial over technology related to chip-making, one of the largest patent-damages award in U.S. history. Intel pledged to appeal.