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Downtown Disney Becomes Disney Springs

Downtown Disney is getting a major makeover and a new name: Disney Springs. After more than 30 years of serving Disney World visitors, the entertainment, dining and shopping complex in Lake Buena Vista will be expanded and reimagined, the company announced on its website. Disney Springs will more than double the current Downtown Disney offerings…

Once and for all, the Pooh belongs to Disney

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s (the Board) dismissal of a challenge to Disney’s trademark rights in A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh and other characters. Stephen Slesinger, Inc. v. Disney Enterprises, Inc., Case No. 11-1593 (Fed. Cir., Dec. 12, 2012) (Rader, J.)…

20th Annual WDW Marathon Wraps Up

WDW 20th Anniversary Marathon Medal

Thousands of runners are recuperating after participating in the 20th Walt Disney World Marathon. An estimated 65,000 runners ran 26.2 miles, including some who competed in Saturday’s Half Marathon. Hundreds also took part in the Disney Family Fun Run 5K Friday. The marathon began at Epcot, went through the Magic Kingdom, ESPN’s Wide World of Sports,…