California-based BMF Wheels could find itself banned from using the BMF brand name by the middle of next month, thanks to a verdict in a trademark infringement case in favor of CFE Racing Products, Inc. CFE manufactures valve covers and replacement engine heads for racecars. BMF Wheels specializes in aftermarket grilles and wheel rims.
June 2013 Archives
Apple and Amazon have been embroiled in a trademark-infringement lawsuit since 2011. The case stems over the term "app store." California-based Apple claims Amazon is violating unfair competition laws and has infringed on its trademark by using the term to sell software. Amazon, however, maintains the term is simply too generic and Apple has no specific rights to it.
A Mother's Day weekend music festival in Napa, California has ended on a sour note. Over a month after the festival ended, 142 stagehands and several charities have still not been paid as promised. The stagehands are due $630,000 from the organizers of the BottleRock festival, a five day event which saw crowds top more 100,000.
The SOMA Grand, a 22-story building in San Francisco, California, is known for selling all 246 residential units very quickly - even in a very tight housing market. The high-rise was built in 2009 and according to a lawsuit by many of the residents filed recently in the California Supreme Court, there are many construction defects. In addition, the lawsuit alleges building standard violation.