‘I will’ sue
Under Armour wants to protect its “I will” catchphrase.
The athletic clothing maker has filed a trademark infringement suit against Nike, saying its rival has inappropriately used variations of the phrase in its marketing.
Under Armour said that since late last year Nike has launched an advertising campaign using phrases such as “I will protect my home court” and “I will finish what I started.”
Under Amour said that it has been using its “I will” phrase on hundreds of products, packaging and various types of marketing since 1998.
Nike spokeswoman Mary Remuzzi declined to comment, saying the company just learned of the lawsuit.
New breast cancer drug
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a first-of-a-kind breast cancer medicine designed to attack tumor cells while sparing healthy ones.
The drug Kadcyla, from Roche, combines the established drug Herceptin with a powerful chemotherapy drug and a third chemical linking the medicines together. The chemical keeps the cocktail intact until it binds to a cancer cell, delivering a double shot of anti-tumor poison.
Cancer researchers say the drug may offer a clear advantage over older drugs because it delivers more medicine with fewer side effects.
HTC America must develop and release software patches to fix vulnerabilities found in millions of smartphones and tablet computers under a settlement announced Friday with the Federal Trade Commission.
The vulnerabilities placed sensitive information about millions of consumers at risk and potentially permitted malicious applications to send text messages, record audio and install additional malware without a user’s knowledge or consent, according to an FTC news release.
Hip replacement inquiry
Health care giant Johnson & Johnson said it is under investigation by federal prosecutors over the company’s practices in marketing a line of hip replacements recalled two years ago because many failed and had to be replaced within five years.
The U.S. attorney’s office in Massachusetts and the civil division of the U.S. Justice Department last August sent a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary an informal request for information about its ASR XL hip replacements. The company said that subsidiary and two others have turned over documents requested by the government.
Bike racks recalled
Yakima is recalling 7,000 bicycle racks used on vehicles with rear-door spare tires.
Documents posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website said mounting bolts can break and the bikes can fall from the vehicles and cause a hazard.
Customers can call Yakima at 888-925-4621.
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