$ 29,037.00 0.76%
$ 1,789.21 2.22%
$ 44.16 5.13%
$ 0.081576 1.29%
$ 6.16 1.52%
$ 0.972065 8.72%
Terra Luna Classic
$ 0.000086 32.47%

Facebook in logo copyright infringement case on Calibra

Facebook in logo copyright infringement case on Calibra

News of a case against Facebook in logo copyright infringement for the cryptocurrency wallet Calibra has surfaced through sources.

Adding another apple to a legal basket, Facebook and Calibra were both sued in a federal court of New York. Allegedly, they were sued for fallacious designation of origin, unjust competition, and trademark violation under the Act of Lanham. 

Facebook in logo copyright infringement with Finco Service

In the court document, it was revealed that Finco seeks permanent relief to terminate the usage of the characteristic Calibra swirl logo when appealed by the plaintiffs seeking preliminary and indefinite directive relief.

Finco Services claimed that it is a Delaware corporation which supplies mobile as well as online banking services through an application on mobile phones, doing business designated under “Current”.

One of the defendants, the company Character CF was paid by Finco in 2016 for the creation of a “branding plan of action”, as stated in the lawsuit. The logo thereby came into existence due to this strategy.

facebook logo copyright infringement

Finco claimed that the design was lodged with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for an array of reasons, including the enablement of cryptocurrency-based exchanges and SaaS services. It also stated that the current marks were used in apps available on both Apple and Google App Stores, alongside debit cards and their website.

The problem, as identified by Finco was that Character designed a logo for Calibra that violates the design formulated for Finco. He called the logos “nearly identical” and explained that he tried reasoning with the lawyers of Facebook and Calibra, with nothing being done to clear the problem. The logos are displayed below:

Facebook logo copyright infringement case on Calibra

The lawsuit also signifies that Facebook and Character allegedly contributed to these violations, with JLV, LLC being part of it. This company allegedly owns all Calibra intellectual property.

Apart from this, an oddly pleaded assertion against Character was coined indicating the breaching of the “covenant of good faith and fair dealing”.

However, in actuality, there is no infringement of contract claim in this case, and the company itself is not certain on whether there was a contract, to begin with. It is possible that an individual aside from the plaintiff paid Character for the logo work, so Finco cannot claim a direct breach of contract. This portion of the lawsuit is fairly convoluted and may be subject to a motion of dismissal.

In an act of oversimplification, it can be inferred that the problem in cases similar to this is the possibility of confusion owed to the visual likeliness of the designs.

As an opinion, the designs are quite similar, but the outcome is tough to foretell without viewing the entire briefing on the issue by all of the individuals involved. These cases often include many substantive details, but it is not always infringement. However, if the defendants- i.e. Calibra loses, it could be rather worrisome considering they have launched globally, and it would be costly to rebrand at this point

Taha Farooqui

Taha Farooqui

Taha specializes in copywriting & translating texts. He aims to cover cryptocurrencies & blockchain in both English and local dialects in the Middle Eastern regions. He has helped write, translate, and localize the material related to cryptocurrencies and blockchain.

Related News

Hot Stories

LUNA 2.0 airdrop: What centralized exchanges are currently supporting?
Terra (LUNA) Price Prediction 2022-2030: What Next for Luna?
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Internet Computer Coin, and Filecoin Daily Price Analyses – 27 May Roundup
Cardano price analysis: ADA price continues sinking at $0.459 after substantial damage
Bitcoin price analysis: BTC rejects downside again, another push from $29,000 next?

Follow Us

Industry News

Sex workers in the US use Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to evade federal laws
Russia research crypto for international transactions
USP plans research into the Metaverse
Community Lead Greg Miles Shares His Impressions of Working Inside the Award-winning Launchpad, UpLift DAO
Ether leads altcoin rout with $520m in liquidations as Bitcoin establishes dominance