Xoom Corporation is an online payment corporation based in California. The lawsuit was filed on Wednesday by the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. They are looking for a permanent injunction to prevent Motorola from using the name. At the time they filed the lawsuit on Wednesday they were also looking for a temporary restraining order to halt the on-sale date of today. It appears that effort was not succesful.
Xoom Corporation was started in 2001 and Xoom has owned the domain name Xoom.com since 2003. Xoom Corporation has also held the trademark since 2004.
Apparently Motorola felt that it wasn’t violating Xoom Corporations trademark since they are in two different business segments. However it may be argued that a Motorola Xoom tablet could be a vehicle for online payments. Xoom corporation purchased the domain name xoom.com from defunct internet hosting provider xoom.
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The other lawsuit stems from the company cha cha that specializes in online questions and answers. Cha-cha has developed a facebook app and mobile apps to use their ask and answer service and even a telephone line at 1-800-2cha-cha. They’ve already answered 1 billion questions from more than 21 million unique users per month.
Because of Cha-Cha’s mobile and social components they may have a larger leg to stand on then Xoom.