U.S. News | Spotify Opposes Opstify Trademark filed by Opstify Corporation

A global audio streaming and media services provider, Spotify has opposed the Opstify Trademark application at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) filed by Opstify Corporation.

The Pennsylvania-based, Opstify filed an application to register a namesake mark on Sept. 21, 2020, for business management consulting.

Spotify reportedly said that the registration of the mark by Opstify Corporation will likely lead to confusion with its own namesake mark.

Spotify reportedly said that it was founded in 2006 and launched its website in 2008 for promoting and offering software for streaming and managing music, podcasts, and videos where users can access music and other content on the website or by downloading Spotify’s software app to a computer, tablet, or mobile phone.

Spotify reportedly argued that since its launch, the brand name has been in use with an active user base of 350 million in 170 countries or more around the world, and a music library of more than 70 million songs.

Spotify reportedly said that the defendants proposed Opstify mark is similar to the Spotify mark and the use of the mark will likely impair the brand identity.

Spotify reportedly said that the use of the mark would cause consumer confusion or mistake as to the source of Opstify’s goods and services and cause the public to falsely infer a relationship between Opstify and Spotify.

Spotify requests that Opstify’s application be rejected, no registration be issued, and that its opposition be sustained.

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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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