Community: MobiliX Lawyers Reject Obelix Trademark ArgumentApr 26, 2002, 08:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Werner Hauser)
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During their trademark action against MobiliX, "Lés Editions Albert René" has accused MobiliX of "a new form of electronical terror." MobiliX has documented the case on its Web site in an objective and polite manner. MobiliX's lawyers, therefore, have rejected the accusation of "electronical terror" as untrue and polemical.
Also, the trademark-related argumentation has been rejected in every case. The lawyers of "Lés Editions Albert René" have especially tried to establish Obelix as a famous trademark, which would get a special trademark protection. But this isn't true: the protection by a famous trademark needs a name, which is famous as a product. But the public doesn't consider the trademark Obelix as a product, it thinks of a character from a comic. The complete response (PDF, 9 pages, German) is available online.