U.S. News | S&P Global Sues Call Centre Group for Trademark Infringement

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Global financial services and products provider, S&P Global has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court Southern District of New York against call centre group S&P Data for multiple trademark infringements, false designation of origin, trademark dilution, and unfair competition.

The plaintiff alleges that the ‘S&P’ element of the name is likely to cause confusion following the defendant’s alleged move into financial services.

S&P Global reportedly said that it’s the largest resource for business data analytics, credit ratings, and business research including the famous S&P 500 Index that is widely regarded as the best gauge of large-cap U.S. equities.

The plaintiff reportedly said that it owns numerous U.S. federal registrations for the S&P trademark, alone or in combination with other words and elements

The plaintiff alleges that it has built highly valuable goodwill in the S&P trademarks which have been widely known.

The plaintiff reportedly said that the defendant has infringed on its intellectual property causing damages, confusion and unfair competition.

S&P Global is seeking an injunctive order to stop S&P Data from permanently using ‘S&P Data’, the destruction of all material featuring the S&P Data name and logo, and damages.

The case is pending.

S&P Global Inc. et al v. S&P Data LLC et al

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Court:New York Southern District Court
Case #:1:20-cv-01865
Nature of Suit:Trademark
Cause:Trademark Infringement
Case Filed:March 03, 2020

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About Nathaniel Adebayo 569 Articles
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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