TiVo Global Reputation Leads to Victory in Trademark Lawsuit Against Australian TV Manufacturer
TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) announced today that an Australia Federal Court ruling has acknowledged TiVo's worldwide recognition and upheld the exclusive rights of the TiVo trademark. This decision, against VIVO International Corporation Pty Ltd, an Australian-based television manufacturer, vindicates the broad and enforceable nature of TiVo's worldwide trademark rights at a time when TiVo continues to drive impressive, international subscriber growth.
"This ruling validates the notoriety and reputation of TiVo across the world as it relates to the continually innovative consumer electronics industry," said Matt Zinn, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Privacy Officer for TiVo Inc. "We are pleased that the court found TiVo's long standing reputation as a leader in advanced television to be fundamentally unique and this case should serve as a warning to others who, intentionally or unintentionally, seek to capitalize on the TiVo trademark for their own benefits."
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