Andy Rubin’s Essential smartphone company recently announced their first smartphone, the Essential Phone and now smartphone accessory maker Spigen is accusing the company of trademark infringement.
Spigen has a sub brand called Essential that makes mobile phone accessory’s like battery packs and the company holds the trademark ‘Essential’ in the US.
Andy Rubin’s Essential Company previously applied for the Essential trademark in the US, although they were apparently turned down twice by the USPTO.
Spigen have sent Essential a cease and desist letter, although Essential have said that the company’s claims are ‘without merit’ and that they will ‘respond accordingly.
We suspect that this will end up getting resolved between the two company’s before any legal action is taken, as Essential would want to get this resolved before the launch of the Essential Phone.
Source The Verge
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