Xoom Money Transfer sues Motorola for using company name as new tablet computer

By on Feb 25, 2011 in Business, Tablet, Technology, United States Comments

Xoom Corporation, operator of Xoom.com, a global money- transfer website, sued Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. for allegedly using the company name for its latest tablet computer, Motorola Xoom.

According to US news sites on Thursday, Xoom Corporation filed a complaint on Wednesday in a federal court in San Francisco, California, apparently accusing Motorola of trademark infringement for branding their tablet computer, Xoom.

“To confuse and mislead consumers, Motorola without authorization deliberately and unlawfully appropriated Xoom’s trade name and trademark rights,” Xoom Corporation reportedly said in their complaint.

Xoom Corporation, a company based in San Francisco, which has been offering online money transfer service since 2003, registered Xoom for their trademark in 2004.

As published at Bloomberg, Motorola Mobility told the trademark office on February 10 that their company and Xoom Corporation had agreed that no confusion will occur since they differ in the ‘goods and services which they each offer’.

As of this writing, Motorola has not issued a comment regarding this matter.

Incidentally, Motorola Xoom went to sale on February 24 in the US via Verizon Wireless, a day after the case against its name was filed.



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