Sony looses Walkman trademark in Austria

Sony went 1994 to court because a dealer offered in
a catalog something as a walkman what was not from
Sony.

Sony lost the court case, because they did nothing
against some dictionaries where walkman is defined
as a portable sound device with headphones.

So it’s a common word and not possible to have
it as a trademark anymore.


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Re: Sony looses Walkman trademark in Austria

“Roland Mösl” <founder@pege.org> wrote in message
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> Sony went 1994 to court because a dealer offered in
> a catalog something as a walkman what was not from
> Sony.
>
> Sony lost the court case, because they did nothing
> against some dictionaries where walkman is defined
> as a portable sound device with headphones.
>
> So it’s a common word and not possible to have
> it as a trademark anymore.

This is bad. It will have serious consequences on the trademark law in
general.


Leonid S. Knyshov, CEO
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Re: Sony looses Walkman trademark in Austria

Why? Just because it happened in Austria doesn’t mean it will have a huge
effect everywhere else.

> This is bad. It will have serious consequences on the trademark law in
> general.
>

Re: Sony looses Walkman trademark in Austria

“Jay Tierney” <jay@jaytierney.com> wrote in message
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>
> Why? Just because it happened in Austria doesn’t mean it will have a huge
> effect everywhere else.
>
> > This is bad. It will have serious consequences on the trademark law in
> > general.

It’s a precedent-setting case.

It will have an effect.

Leonid S. Knyshov, CEO
Crashproof Solutions, LLC
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Re: Sony looses Walkman trademark in Austria

I think the decision makes sense though. Part of the responsibility of a
trademark holder is to defend their trademarks whenever the need arises. If
Sony failed to do that in some cases, but wants to pursue others, it says
that Sony was a little slow in their responsibilities.

I agree that the decision is big though…


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“Leonid S. Knyshov at home” <lknyshov@pctips.com> wrote in message
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> “Jay Tierney” <jay@jaytierney.com> wrote in message
> news:adluo3$t68$1@www.t-shirtcountdown.com
> >
> > Why? Just because it happened in Austria doesn’t mean it will have a
huge
> > effect everywhere else.
> >[color=darkred]
> > > This is bad. It will have serious consequences on the trademark law in
> > > general.
>
> It’s a precedent-setting case.
>
> It will have an effect.
> –
> Leonid S. Knyshov, CEO
> Crashproof Solutions, LLC
> Your Technology Business Partner
> http://www.crashproofsolutions.com
>
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Re: Sony looses Walkman trademark in Austria

Leonid S. Knyshov at home wrote:
>
> This is bad. It will have serious consequences on the trademark law in
> general.

I don’t agree. Everyone knows you should protect your trademark. Sony
failed to do so, and so now they are facing the consequences. It is just
that they are a big name, so this makes a statement.

There is nothing groundbreaking here. This law was already made.

Re: Sony looses Walkman trademark in Austria

The U.S., and other countries, look to their own court system for
precedents… if Austria makes a ruling regarding the death penalty, do you
think the state of Texas really cares?

“Leonid S. Knyshov at home” <lknyshov@pctips.com> wrote in message
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> “Jay Tierney” <jay@jaytierney.com> wrote in message
> news:adluo3$t68$1@www.t-shirtcountdown.com
> >
> It’s a precedent-setting case.
>
> It will have an effect.
> –
> Leonid S. Knyshov, CEO
> Crashproof Solutions, LLC
> Your Technology Business Partner
> http://www.crashproofsolutions.com
>
>

Re: Sony looses Walkman trademark in Austria

“Jay Tierney” <jay@jaytierney.com> wrote in message
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> The U.S., and other countries, look to their own court system for
> precedents… if Austria makes a ruling regarding the death penalty, do
you
> think the state of Texas really cares?

The ORF wrote, that this Austrian court decision had been
based on European laws.

So it’s not a precedents case in the 8 million inhabitant Austria,
it’s a precedents case in the 300 million EU


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Re: Sony looses Walkman trademark in Austria

“Roland Mösl” <founder@pege.org> wrote in message
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> “Jay Tierney” <jay@jaytierney.com> wrote in message
> news:ado019$gc4$1@www.t-shirtcountdown.com
> > The U.S., and other countries, look to their own court system for
> > precedents… if Austria makes a ruling regarding the death penalty, do
> you
> > think the state of Texas really cares?
>
> The ORF wrote, that this Austrian court decision had been
> based on European laws.
>
> So it’s not a precedents case in the 8 million inhabitant Austria,
> it’s a precedents case in the 300 million EU
>
>
> –
> Roland Mösl
> http://pege.org Clear targets for a confused civilization
> http://BeingFound.com Web Design starts at the search engine
>

LOL I sent it to fuckedcompany.com yesterday. Today it’s there :slight_smile:

It is an 8-year old case, by the way. Don’t you think that will have quite
an impact on the trademark case law? I think it will.

Leonid S. Knyshov, CEO
Crashproof Solutions, LLC
Your Technology Business Partner