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||Hyperion attacking Cloanto's Amiga trademarks on a broad front (update 2)|
It looks as if Cloanto's registration of the 'Amiga' mark filed in January in the USA will be contested by Hyperion: After the Belgium based company's attempts to register its own trademarks 'AmigaOS' and 'AmigaOne' failed, Hyperion now filed a request for extension of time to file opposition against Cloanto's mark. This is usually the initial step when trying to file opposition, so the United States Patent and Trademark Office is now listing Hyperion as a potential opposer.
Hyperion's application for registration of the trademarks 'AmigaOne' and 'AmigaOS' was primarily rejected due to 'likelihood of confusion' with Cloanto's recently registered Amiga trademark. It's possible that Hyperion is going to turn that argument around by trying to declare Cloanto's trademark illegitimate for being too similar to Hyperion's marks 'AmigaOne' and 'AmigaOS' - which are not registered but have been commercially used for years.
Update: (19.5.2017, 16:45, cg)
Yesterday, Hyperion went one step further: The EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) received an application for registration of the 'Amiga Forever' mark - not from Cloanto though, who's been using that mark in commerce for two decades, but from Monard Law, the law firm Ben Hermans works for. Hermans had created an account on amiga-news.de just recently, to point out (German) that use in commerce does not neccessarily equal ownership of the mark in all areas of this world.
Update 2: (19.5.2017, 23:00, cg)
Apparently Hyperion is also trying to attack Cloantos 'Workbench' mark: The Italian company had registered said mark - the US version of which they own since 2011 - with the EUIPO earlier this year. Just a few days ago, Hyperion - or rather, Ben Hermans employer Monard Law - has applied for the very same 'Workbench' trademark. (cg) (Translation: dr)
[News message: 19. May 2017, 01:26] [Comments: 5 - 03. Apr 2018, 00:10]
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