Xoom Corp Sues Motorola Cha Cha Sues HTC

Posted on Feb 24 2011 - 10:09pm by Kyle

A pair of lawsuits have cropped up targeting the hottest new Android product the Motorola Xoom and the upcoming ChaCha HTC Android device with deep Facebook Integration.

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.

Source: Techcrunch

Xoom Corp Sues Motorola Cha Cha Sues HTC was last modified: February 24th, 2011 by Kyle
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  • http://www.thegamecartel.com/ The Geek

    Wow. There are just too many new products and companies, and not enough names left. Next thing you know, they will start inventing their own letters. ^_^

  • http://twitter.com/ctt1wbw Wayne Williams

    Maybe they should call it the Motorola Bold or the Motorola iPad. Those names aren’t taken.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tigervyh Hiew Vun Yau

    How bout Motorola Xooom and HTC Cha Cha Cha… …