Keep up with the latest developments and legal issues in the telecommunications and emerging technology sectors, with exclusive access to a comprehensive collection of telecommunications law news,...
By Alexis Kramer
Sept. 30 — A provider of passenger transportation services — known as Uber Promotions Inc. — filed suit against the ride-sharing company Uber Technologies Inc. for allegedly infringing upon its rights in the UBER mark (Uber Promotions Inc. v. Uber Technologies Inc., N.D. Fla., No. 1:15-cv-00206-MW-GRJ, complaint filed 9/29/15).
Uber Promotions argued that Uber Technologies' use of the mark has caused actual consumer confusion and has driven away its customers due to the “strong negative connotation” the ride-sharing company created between the term “uber” and transportation services.
“Plaintiff's vehicles have actually been turned away and prevented from reaching their intended destinations because they bear the word “UBER” on the side, thereby preventing Plaintiff from providing the services to which it has obligated itself to its consumers,” according to the Sept. 29 complaint.
Uber Promotions seeks to permanently enjoin Uber Technologies from using the UBER mark, or any mark similar thereto, to identify its services. It also seeks an order requiring the defendant to, among other things, destroy all of its devices, websites, advertisements and other materials that bear the UBER mark.
All Bloomberg BNA treatises are available on standing order, which ensures you will always receive the most current edition of the book or supplement of the title you have ordered from Bloomberg BNA’s book division. As soon as a new supplement or edition is published (usually annually) for a title you’ve previously purchased and requested to be placed on standing order, we’ll ship it to you to review for 30 days without any obligation. During this period, you can either (a) honor the invoice and receive a 5% discount (in addition to any other discounts you may qualify for) off the then-current price of the update, plus shipping and handling or (b) return the book(s), in which case, your invoice will be cancelled upon receipt of the book(s). Call us for a prepaid UPS label for your return. It’s as simple and easy as that. Most importantly, standing orders mean you will never have to worry about the timeliness of the information you’re relying on. And, you may discontinue standing orders at any time by contacting us at 1.800.960.1220 or by sending an email to email@example.com.
Put me on standing order at a 5% discount off list price of all future updates, in addition to any other discounts I may quality for. (Returnable within 30 days.)
Notify me when updates are available (No standing order will be created).
This Bloomberg BNA report is available on standing order, which ensures you will all receive the latest edition. This report is updated annually and we will send you the latest edition once it has been published. By signing up for standing order you will never have to worry about the timeliness of the information you need. And, you may discontinue standing orders at any time by contacting us at 1.800.372.1033, option 5, or by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Put me on standing order
Notify me when new releases are available (no standing order will be created)