According to the US Patent and Trademark Office, the application for TRON Patent was rejected following Disney’s claim that the trademark would damage its brand. As part of Justin Sun, TRON trademark marks in different classes haven’t been challenged or affected by Disney.
On Saturday, December 21, the founder Of TRON Blockchain Justin Sun released a series of tweets in which he discussed facts revolves around the TRON trademark.
In essence, Sun has filed documents to the US Patent and Trademark Office intending to register three trademarks, but the multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate, Disney issued an objection. Disney claims that the trademark would damage its specific brand names, which are “highly similar in appearance to the unique and distinctive font/stylization of [Disney’s] TRON Marks.”
Consequently, Judge rejected Sun’s application for the TRON trademark last month with the other two trademarks applications, i.e., TRONNETWORK, and TRONIX. However, Sun claimed that the apps in the U.S. were filed for various marks in different classes, which, according to his view, “many of which haven’t affected by Disney.”
(4/6) Those challenged by Disney belong to supplemental classes and were filed for defensive purposes. They do not affect Tron’s core trademarks.
— H.E. Justin Sun🌞🇬🇩 (@justinsuntron) December 21, 2019
Sun further argues that the platform will “actively prosecute its trademarks in the United States” and reassured his followers that they had secured several trademarks registration in various countries.” He concludes by noting;
This is just a trademark office proceeding on registration and not a determination on Tron’s use of its name. Tron will and can continue to use its well-established name and brand.
On the other side, Sun’s detail on the matter is viewed as the false claim for the fact that “all the documents are publicly available on the US Patents and Trademarks Office website.”
Moreover, if someone searches for TRON on the search engine, the American science fiction action-adventure film named TRON comes first with the information listed on the IMDb website. If one has to search for Sun’s blockchain network Tron, then they should search with suffix TRX, blockchain, or Crypto along with TRON.
However, the matter of trademark is reportedly old. Still, Sun didn’t respond to Disney’s notice so far, and according to Jake Chervinsky, who a lawyer at the law firm Compound concedes that “Tron clearly didn’t take the trademark registration process seriously.” He tweeted as follows;
I'll spare everyone the primer on US trademark law. Just take a look at this and you'll get what's going on here (from page 15 of Disney's Opposition to Tron's trademark applications): pic.twitter.com/FTo6n8VHbf
— Jake Chervinsky (@jchervinsky) December 20, 2019
Whatsoever, Sun’s TRX cryptocurrency is yet to be seen fruitful. The token currently owns the 12th largest spot, with a trading value of $0.0133 against USD.
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