SDNY Lawsuit Over Use of BLOCKCHAIN Trademark – You Read That Right

    Plaintiff, Blockchain Luxembourg, owns a federal trademark registration for BLOCKCHAIN and design, disclaiming  the word BLOCKCHAIN.  It provides blockchain-related goods and services, and operates websites at and It defines the marks in which it claims rights in this suit in para 24 of the complaint: So yes, plaintiff disclaimed the word BLOCKCHAIN in its registration, and it is claiming rights in the word BLOCKCHAIN per se in this complaint.  That’s not a show-stopper.  The disclaimer will have some evidentiary weight as to the state of play on the date that the disclaimer was made, but a party can argue that it has acquired secondary meaning in the mark subsequent to that. Defendant is operating as  It allegedly offers identical or related crypto coin goods and services. I guess you have to read the complaint.

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