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Meryl Streep wants to trademark her own name

LOS ANGELES: Meryl Streep, the most celebrated actress of her generation, has filed an application to trademark her name. The application was filed with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Jan. 22, records show. It requests that the name Meryl Streep be trademarked for “entertainment services,” movie appearances, speaking engagements and autographs. Streep, 68, last week extended her record to 21 Academy Award nominations, this time for her role in “The Post.” She has won three Oscars, three Emmys and six Golden Globes…

Rubik’s cube loses EU trademark

LUXEMBOURG: The makers of the Rubik's cube, the multicoloured puzzle that has baffled millions of people around the world, on Thursday lost a battle with the EU's top court to trademark its distinctive shape. The famed toy has been protected since 1999 under a European trademark that was registered by its British manufacturer, Seven Towns, covering "three dimensional puzzles". But in a judgment almost as fiendishly difficult to unravel as the cube itself, the EU Court of Justice struck down the trademark for the…

Geo TV fraudulently registered Pakistan Idol trademark

KARACHI: A private company has filed a petition against Mir Shakeel ur Rahman of Geo TV, Independent Media Corporation and others in the Sindh High Court (SHC), while the court has ordered to seal the records of the trade mark registry - ARY News reports. According to details, the court bailiff sealed the material of the trade mark registry related to the trademark of the private company. Advocate Anwer Maqsood Khan filed the petition in the SHC on behalf of a private company in which Mir Shakeel ur Rahman of Geo TV,…