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Case: Trademarks/Abandonment (N.D. Cal.)

June 3, 2020, 6:30 AM

Neo4j Inc.'s motion to strike Graph Found. Inc.'s affirmative defense of naked license abandonment, in Neo4j’s action against Graph for trademark infringement, was granted without prejudice by a federal district court in California. In a previous action involving Neo4j, the court held that (1) the alleged confusion caused by Neo4J using “Neo4j” in its company name and product name is not sufficient to show that the mark has become the generic name for goods of the same type or that it has lost its significance as a mark such that it could be found to be abandoned, and (2) the...

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