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Sony Ericsson Sues Clearwire for Trademark Infringement

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Jan 18, 2011, 8:28 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Sony Ericsson has filed a lawsuit against Clearwire, alleging that Clearwire's logo too closely resembles its own. In a legal document filed with the court, Sony Ericsson said, "Clearwire's use of infringing sphere with swirl logos ... are confusingly similar to Sony Ericsson's federally registered sphere with swirl marks, in connection with mobile broadband products and services." Sony Ericsson also takes issue with the green and white color scheme of Clearwire's logo, which is also similar to Sony Ericsson's colors. Sony Ericsson is hoping to prevent Clearwire from using the logo, and is also asking for monetary damages.

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Jan 19, 2011, 6:48 PM


The trademarks aren't even close unless Sony Ericsson has the rights to the color green and white they shouln't have a case.

Jan 18, 2011, 11:37 AM

If you ask a US consumer to identify each company by each logo...

They'll reply "I have no idea who either of those companies are." 🤣
Sony Ericsson tried buying Clearwire outright, but due to its own liquidity problems couldn't raise up the necessary 75 cents .
my customers even call the sanyo a "sony phone"
and one more, they call blackberry a blueberry and they're not kidding...

Jan 18, 2011, 9:40 AM

SE doesnt even exist in the U.S!!!!

SE, just like Nokia gave up on the U.S. market. They don't even have a presence here.
They actually do exist here. They make feature phones for ATT and (I believe) Tmobile. They're not a big presence, but if the Arc is any indecation, they want to become a larger presence.

And US companies sue international knockoffs all the time,...
yes they do on t-mobile and they are still making phones why dont u do some research before saying anyhting
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