Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Chromia217, Jan 2, 2012.
Does Hasbro Have a Strong Trademark on 'Transformers'? (Analysis) - Hollywood Reporter
i see them losing this one...like that brats doll court fight...unless another company is selling robot toys...a court is not going to block a use of a name on a totally unrelated product...hasbro should buy out E-machines...and give their computer systems transformer names..then file the lawsuit and they would then have a case.
Unless US law is substantially different, ASUS's classification argument isn't as strong as the article makes it out to be.
Classes of trademarks are for administrative purposes, and have little legal strength.
Calling something Transformer Prime is pretty blatant tho. I dunno- maybe not putting the "s" at the end of 'Transformer' will be enough.
Personally, I think the LG Optimus phone is in bigger violation, because the words "transformer" and "prime" are regular, everyday words and "Optimus" isn't.
But I'm no legal expert.
Optimus is simply a latin word, and has been used many other times in the past for various things (often electronics, in my experience), even before the movies made Transformers a household name again.
I dunno, my Lowes sells space heaters under a company named "Optimus."
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