Archive for July, 2007
“Burger King Corp.today announced a license agreement with Phoenix-based snack food manufacturer The Inventure Group to develop a line of branded BURGER KINGÂ® snacks.Two snack chip flavors will be introduced: Ketchup & Fries, one of Americaâ€™s favorite taste combinations, and another yet-to-be-named savory, that captures the legendary flame broiled flavor of the BURGER KINGÂ® brand. The snacks will launch in vending machines, on airlines and in convenience, drug and grocery stores beginning November 2007″.
“Rest easy, eBay addicts. You can still log on to the world’s most famous auction site and “Buy It Now.” MercExchange, that pugnacious patent holder in Great Lakes, Virginia, has failed in its latest attempt to shut down the nifty little eBay button that lets you purchase items before an auction plays itself out.Last month, more than four years after a federal jury found that eBay’s “Buy It Now” button infringed on its patent, MercExchange called on U.S. District Judge Jerome Friedman to slap an injunction on “Buy It Now”, and on Friday, Judge Friedman denied the request, Reuters reports. As you might expect, MercExchange is leaning towards an appeal”.
“Some McDonald’s salads contain nearly a third more salt than a Big Mac burger and fries, new research shows.A survey of 156 ready-made salads and pasta bowls from coffee shops and fast-food restaurants found that while the overall average of salt levels was healthy - 1.4g - nearly a fifth (19 per cent) had more than the 2g recommended for a meal”.
“Diamond Dallas Page’s trademark infringement lawsuit against rapper Jay-Z was officially settled on July 10 with the court signing off on a settlement agreement made between the two parties. According to reports, the settlement is said to have included a specific fee paid to Page, who in return has now dropped all claims in regards to the situation”.