IPNews® – What appeared to start as an April fools day joke has become reality for Tesla.

While it seemed that Elon Musk was making a joke in April about starting a new brand of Teslaquila distilled spirits, it is no longer a joke. Last week Tesla filed for the Teslaquila trademark in the United States and it seeks priority to a trademark filing in Jamaica in April. To continue reading, click: Tesla Files Teslaquila Trademark for Liquor

rocket-engines.jpgIPNews® – Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin are butting heads over a patent application from Blue Origin that claims rights to a procedure for landing booster rockets at sea.

SpaceX has filed its objections stating that the technology and science outlined in the patent are nothing new and that it does not warrant a patent.  If the patent is approved, SpaceX may not be able use the water-landing approach described in the patent.  To continue reading, click: Tesla and Amazon Founders Clash Over Space Flight Patent

tesla.jpgIPNews® – Tesla has announced that it has amicably and completely resolved a trademark dispute in China making way for CEO Elon Musk to grow the company’s brands in the world’s largest automobile market.

Tesla was locked in a legal battle with Zhan Baosheng, who registered the Tesla trademark before the California-based carmaker came to China. But, with the matter resolved, Tesla expects to have undisputed rights to its trademarks in China.  To continue reading, click: Tesla Trademark Dispute in China Resolved

tesla.jpgIPNews® – Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has shaken up the automobile industry by offering to open up his company’s patents for making electric vehicles.  

Musk hopes that his generous move will encourage more automakers to produce a higher number of electric vehicles.  Consumers have been slow to adopt electric vehicles partly due to the high sticker price and limited range.  To continue reading, click: Tesla Allows Others to Use Patent Portfolio

chinese_flag.jpgIPNews® – Chinese officials have blocked the trademark registration of “Tesla” by U.S. electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors, Inc. in light of a prior registration.

A Chinese man, Zhan Boasheng, obtained a trademark registration for “Tesla” in 2009, and is now demanding that Tesla Motors pay more than $30 million for rights to the name.  Other American-based companies, including Apple, have had difficulties acquiring trademark rights for its products in China.  To continue reading, click: Trademark Barriers for Tesla in China