It was sure to occur ultimately: an organization has filed a lawsuit in federal court docket towards Elon Musk’s X Corp. over its renaming of Twitter (through Reuters). The corporate in query is X Social Media LLC, an advert company from Florida that alleges X Corp. is responsible of violating Florida frequent legislation due to “unfair competitors and trademark and repair mark infringement,” in addition to the state’s Misleading and Unfair Commerce Practices Act.
X Social Media (hereafter known as XSM to make this text simpler to put in writing) writes within the criticism that it has used its registered trademark, “X SOCIALMEDIA,” repeatedly since 2016. XSM claims it has “already suffered loss in income that correlates with X Corp.’s rebrand and use of the mark ‘X.’”
It’s unclear how robust X Social Media’s case will in the end be. Regulation professor Alexandra Roberts informed The Verge earlier this yr that the “crowded discipline” of “X” logos may make it laborious for any particular person X-branded service to implement a declare towards one other — whether or not that’s Musk’s X or an organization like X Social Media.