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11.May 2017



Hyperion: problems with the registration of new trademarks
Due to Amiga, Inc's inactivity, the registration for the US trademark "Amiga" expired at the end of last year. Immediately afterwards, Cloanto applied to have the mark registered in their name, while Hyperion took a while longer to notice what was going on and filed for "AmigaOS", "AmigaOne" and the boingball logo roughly four weeks later.

By now, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reacted to Hyperion's filings: All registrations have been refused. The application for the BoingBall logo was denied because it wasn't signed or dated - the Belgium based company has six months to correct that error. The other two applications - "AmigaOS" and "AmigaOne" - were not signed either, but were addtionally refused (1, 2). due to a "likelihood of confusion": the USPTO deems them too close to Cloanto's "Amiga" mark. Again, Hyperion has six months to react to the refusal, by either objecting and argueing for a withdrawal of the refusal or by trying to register the mark for a class of products not related to computer hardware or software - which wouldn't make much sense in this particular case, obviously.

In contrast to that, Cloanto's "Amiga" mark was published in the USPTO's "Trademark Official Gazette" yesterday. If no other party files an opposition or extension request within the next thirty days, the mark will be assigned to Cloanto for good. (cg) (Translation: cg)

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