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Sony Ericsson drops lawsuit against Clearwire

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 May 2011 21:26 User comments (3)

Sony Ericsson drops lawsuit against Clearwire Earlier this year, Sony Ericsson sued Clearwire over its logo, claiming it is too similar to its own logo and therefore would confuse consumers, especially if Clearwire eventually came out with smartphones, like it planned.
Says SE:

Over the past year, Sony Ericsson grew concerned that Clearwire's logos were moving progressively closer to Sony Ericsson's registered logo. Since Clearwire also previously announced it would enter the field of mobile devices by launching a smartphone, Sony Ericsson brought the litigation in January 2011 and sought a preliminary injunction against Clearwire to prohibit its further use of the logos.

In response, Clearwire represented to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia that it had no present intention to launch a smartphone. This representation effectively provided Sony Ericsson with much of the emergency relief it sought.

Because Clearwire is no longer planning a phone, Ericsson has dropped the case, but it can bring it back in the future should the same concerns arise.

Pic via AC

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3 user comments

115.5.2011 22:04

Logos are not even close.
What a waste of time and money.

Sony should put their money into a so-called secure network.


215.5.2011 22:09

Hey now...they are both circular and green...clearly SE had a case :p

316.5.2011 0:24

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Hey now...they are both circular and green...clearly SE had a case :p
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 16 May 2011 @ 0:24

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