Sony Ericsson sues Clearwire over brand logo

S­ony Ericsson has filed a lawsuit against Clearwire (NASDAQ:CLWR) claiming that the WiMAX operator's logo is too similar to its own brand logo.

Sony Ericsson claims that Clearwire's "infringing sphere with swirl logos" is confusingly similar to its own swirl registered trademarks. Sony Ericsson said that Clearwire had originally agreed to stop using the logo with a reverse image after it complained in late 2009. But now the handset maker says Clearwire's current logo is still too close to its own design.

The trigger may have been Clearwire's decision to sell its own branded WiMAX phones with the Clearwire logo, although that plan has now been delayed.

For more:
- see this cellular-news article

Related articles:
Sprint, Clearwire light up WiMAX in NYC, other markets 
Sony Ericsson chief hints at PlayStation phone
Sony Ericsson posts Q3 profit, but hit by component shortages
Rumor Mill: Sony Ericsson planning Android gaming phone
Report: Sony cooking up new smartphone to challenge Apple

Suggested Articles

Verizon continues to win top network honors, but analysts question the strength of its spectrum position.

Google, CommScope, Federated Wireless and Sony have been certified to operate as Spectrum Access System (SAS) administrators in the 3.5 GHz band.

Verizon is currently using the non-standalone (NSA) version of 5G NR, and it's move to the standalone (SA) version will take multiple years.