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Manchester clothing firm lodges trademark claim against Bentley Motors

A business has launched a legal claim against Bentley Motors over the ownership of a clothing trademark.Brandlogic, owner of Manchester-based Bentley 1962 clothing, is seeking an injunction to stop the car firm using the name Bentley on UK clothing. It claimed in the High Court the car manufacturer had "badly damaged its business".Bentley pledged to defend proceedings, saying it...

State Farm is Testing Blockchain to Expedite Auto Insurance Claims

Advertisement Insurance is one of the golden geese of the blockchain, an industry with so much paperwork, sensitive data, and manual processes that it almost seems obvious that it will eventually adopt blockchain technology to streamline its claims processes, data storage, and even — eventually — its payments. State Farm is among the first notable insurance carriers to announce that...

Blockchain Phone: Will Samsung Enter the Ring? Trademarks Say Yes!

The excitement of late in blockchain has centered around a particular blockchain phone. A first of its kind, this phone has crypto nerds alike beaming with joy; the idea of decentralized apps running on your phone is exciting, and that’s before we consider all the crypto possibilities. Blockchain Phone It started with Sirin Labs, whose pioneering phone ‘Finney,’ let people store and use...

We Need To Talk About How Good The Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5 16V Evo II Sounds

The BMW E30 M3 is great and all, but if you want a racy German touring car from that era that really wows the crowd, what you need is a Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5 16V Evo II. But it doesn’t just look good, it sounds absolutely incredible as well. And I don’t mean “it sounds good for a four-cylinder,” it...

China to 'cut US car tariff to 15%'

China has reportedly proposed cutting tariffs on US-made cars to 15%, the same tax levied on car imports from other countries.Bloomberg reported that China's cabinet will review the plans, which would undo the 40% import duty China imposed on US cars this summer.The proposal, the timing of which remains uncertain, comes as the two countries restart trade talks. President...

‘Revolutions Don’t Happen Overnight’: Why Mike Novogratz isn’t Giving up on Bitcoin

Advertisement Bitcoin bull Mike Novogratz — the CEO of cryptocurrency merchant bank Galaxy Digital — is unfazed by the recent bear market, saying bitcoin is “digital gold” that will survive and thrive over the long haul. Novogratz admitted that he lost money during the 2018 slump due to bad market calls, but that doesn’t dampen his long-term outlook that crypto is a...

State Farm is Now Testing Blockchain Technology for Auto Insurance Claims

US automotive and life insurance group State Farm is now testing blockchain technology to potentially speed up auto claims. The company announced the new pilot for its blockchain-based subrogation platform on its website yesterday. State Farm Testing Blockchain Technology According to the company’s website, the company processes just over 38,000 claims per day and has 519,000 accounts in mutual funds. “Today, subrogation is a...

The Vanity Plates of Maine are Delightfully Awful

Edited by the authorImage: Maine Bureau Of Motor Vehicles Today I learned that motorists in the state of Maine are writing, to put it delicately, all kinds of fucked up shit on their license plates. Why? Who knows. How? Apparently state just waits for somebody to complain, in lieu of a screening system. Hilarity then ensues. Our old friend Doug DeMuro...
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