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Thursday, January 07 2021 - 12:00
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Medabots: The EU Trademark Court issues injunction against Imagineer Co. Ltd
MADRID, Jan. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

- The Court rules in favor of brand owner Kevin Comadran

The owner of the brand, Kevin Comadran, had previously purchased the rights 
associated with the marketing of that brand. In 2018, after verifying that the 
trademarked MEDABOTS had been free, expired and in disuse for years, Comadran, 
as he explains: "started working on the development of the videogame, which 
required a significant investment in programming to create a completely 
original design and adapt it to the new era and the needs of current 
technology."

At the same time, the multinational Japanese company Imagineer, announced the 
launch of a game for mobiles about robots, called Medarots, which is equivalent 
to Medabots in Japanese. Comadran asked that the game be withdrawn from the 
market or at least, that the name be changed so that it was not identical to 
that which he had purchased two years prior. After the Japanese company took no 
corrective action, the Spaniard decided to file a lawsuit before the European 
Union's Trademark Court, which has now upheld his claim.

The European institution orders Imagineer to refrain "from marketing the 
infringing videogame through all platforms that make it possible to download it 
in the territory of the European Union."

Court Ruling: 
Trademark Court of the European Union 
Piece of precautionary measures [PMC] – 000372/2020 – CR 
372/2020 Ordinary Procedure

Source: Medabots Spain
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