Case: Trademarks/Standing (W.D. Wash.)

May 17, 2019, 3:49 PM

Licensee Cloanto Corp.'s shared ownership with a group that acquired computer company Amiga Inc. does not give it standing to sue Hyperion Entertainment for trademark infringement. Amiga, not Cloanto or the acquisition company, owns the trademarks. The court will, however, consider whether Hyperion’s acquisition of certain foreign trademarks violates a settlement agreement, and if Hyperion must relinquish to Amiga or withdraw or cancel the trademark applications and registrations. The case is Cloanto Corp. v. Hyperion Entm’t CVBA, 2019 BL 178992, W.D. Wash., C18-381 RSM, 5/16/19.

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