U.S. News | Lenovo Files TTAB Opposition Over Think-formative Mark

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Lenovo PC International Limited and Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. has filed a notice of opposition before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board against Guilin Kushim Trading Co. Ltd., over Taosthink mark.

Lenovo affirms that it offers a wide array of technology-related products and services to consumers, including but not limited to, servers, computer hardware, server storage, networking, and software products and services.”

Lenovo alleges that it is the owner of a family of federally registered trademarks that contain the word THINK as a dominant word element and the goodwill associated with those marks including Think Pad, ThinkCentre, ThinkLight, ThinkPad, ThinkPlus, and ThinkServer, among others.

Lenovo reportedly said that the Think marks are used to promote its computer and other technology-related goods in international classes 009 and 042, among others.

According to the opposition, Lenovo alleges that the applicant applied for the registration of the Taosthink mark in International Class 009, covering, technology and computer-related goods, including Headphones, Smartwatches, Cellphones with first use in commerce on July 27, 2020.

Lenovo reportedly said that the applicant’s goods and services are highly related to the goods and services that Lenovo offers in connection with its Think marks.

Lenovo alleges that Taosthink is confusingly similar in appearance, sound, and commercial impression to Lenovo’s Think marks and that consumers are likely to falsely believe that there is a connection or affiliation between the opposer and the applicant and be confused as to the source of origin for the offered goods or services.

Lenovo is seeking for its opposition to be sustained and for the applicant’s application for Taosthink to be refused registration.

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Nathaniel is a News Reporting Intern at Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch (NLIPW). He has a passion for writing, capacity building and social media marketing. He is a graduate of Federal University of Technology, Minna, where he graduated with BTECHAGRIC. He is a member of Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) and the National Union of Campus Journalist (NUCJ). Nathaniel has served as Editor-in-Chief for a number of magazines and as a contributor to various online repositories. Email: anathaniel@nlipw.com

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