Bloomberg Law
Free Newsletter Sign Up
Bloomberg Law
Welcome
Go
Free Newsletter Sign Up

Space Companies With ‘Astra’ Name Fighting Over Who Gets Brand

Aug. 20, 2020, 7:20 PM

Rocket maker Astra Space Inc. is accused of trademark infringement by a company with a similar name that develops instruments and computer models used in orbit.

Atmospheric and Space Technology Research Associates LLC, known as ASTRA, said the rocket maker’s name confuses customers, according to a lawsuit Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Astra Space should stop using the mark, ASTRA is arguing in seeking damages of more than $1 million. ASTRA said it has even received invoices intended for the rocket manufacturer.

The case illustrates legal repercussions a company can face when it ...