Playboy Enterprises, Inc. has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Fashion Nova, Inc. for infringing Playboy’s world-famous Playboy BUNNY COSTUME design (the “BUNNY COSTUME ® ”).
Zoom Video Communications Inc.’s new “Zapps” function for integrating third-party apps infringes Zapier Inc.’s trademarks covering similar services, according to a complaint filed Monday in San Francisco federal court.
On Monday in the Northern District of California, plaintiff Zapier, Inc. filed a complaint against Zoom Video Communications, Inc. for trademark infringement and unfair competition, alleging that Zoom is using the name “Zapp” for its third-party app integration within Zoom, infringing Zapier’s “Zap” third-party app integration business, which Zoom has previously partnered with to use within Zoom.
WhatsApp Inc. has filed an opposition to WhatsPay doing business as OmegaSoft Technology LLC’s proposed “WHATSPAY” trademark and accompanying design. After extending its deadline to file the opposition, WhatsApp contended that the filing before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) is timely.The opposition stated that OmegaSoft is a South Carolina company. It allegedly filed an application in January, seeking to use its WHATSPAY trademark for “downloadable computer software for use as an electronic wallet.”
Opposition Number: 91265489 Filing Date: 10/19/2020 Status: Pending Status Date: 10/19/2020 ESTTA Tracking number: ESTTA1089623
Grounds for Opposition Priority and likelihood of confusion Trademark Act Section 2(d) No use of mark in commerce before application or amendment to allege use was filed Trademark Act Sections 1(a) and (c) False suggestion of a connection with persons,living or dead, institutions, beliefs, or national symbols, or brings them into contempt, or disrepute Trademark Act Section 2(a)