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Kazaa trademark in trouble in Europe

Written by Jari Ketola @ 14 Jun 2004 16:08

Kazaa trademark in trouble in Europe Sharman License Holdings will not be able to file for an Europe-wide trademark for P2P utility Kazaa. According to German company Nemetschek CREM Solutions the word "Kazaa" is phonetically too close to the company's own "Casa" -trademark. The Casa trademark is used for a database software.
The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market, OHIM agreed with Nemetschek, which means that Sharman has to file for a separate trademark in every European country, and it will most likely not be able to use the Kazaa brand name at all in Germany.

Source: The Register

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