Apple hit with trademark lawsuit over iPhone X 'animoji'

Apple facing trademark lawsuit over Animoji name

It's an embarrassment for Apple who should have had their legal team do a simple search on the USPTO trademark site like I did this morning which clearly shows the trademark was already owned by Emonster Inc. Developer Enrique Bonansea released the Animoji app through his company Emonster, a software development firm that is based in Tokyo. Mr. Bonansea and emonster k.k., on their end, are re-applying for a trademark, this time under the name of emonster k.k.

The company owns an iOS app called Animoji, which lets people share emojis, which are animated like GIFs.

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"The lawsuit alleges that because both the Animoji app and the iPhone X feature are on Apple's platforms, and because they both involve moving animation, the court should rule one out". Then, on September 11-the day before Apple publicly announced its own "Animoji" feature at the unveiling of the new iPhone X-the company filed a petition with the USPTO to cancel the mark, according to the complaint. With full awareness of Plaintiffs' ANIMOJI mark, Apple chose to take the name and pretend to the world that "Animoji" was original to Apple. While Apple's feature may be completely different to the app, Bonansea is suing due to his ownership of the "Animoji" trademark. 12, 2017, this time through emonster k.k., using the app's 2014 launch data as a basis of registration. It is the plaintiffs' belief that said company is just a front for Apple, the latter preferring to keep things on the down-low as to avoid leaks for the future iPhone. But even this did not save the "Apple" company from plagiarism. "Yet Apple made the conscious decision to try to pilfer the name for itself - regardless of the consequences", according to the complaint. What are your thoughts on Apple sued for infringing the Animoji trademark? The new iPhone X carries Face ID feature which recognises your Facial Expressions and works accordingly. The lawsuit also cites that Emonster is seeking unspecified money damages and a court order that would prohibit Apple to use the term "animoji" while the lawsuit is still ongoing. However, Bonansea says that was a technical error on his part, and that he should have filed the trademark under the name of his original company.

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