Russian developer sues to keep Apple out of trademark dispute

A Russian iOS app developer is suing to keep Apple out of a trademark dispute, alleging that the tech giant would be responsible for damages should its title be pulled from the App Store.Smart Space detailed the ordeal in a complaint for declaratory judgment filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Friday.According to the filing, Apple in September informed Smart Space that an outside company called Samocat Sharing System (SSS) had lodged a trademark complaint over the developer’s “Samokat” food and goods delivery app. SSS requested that Apple remove “Samokat” on claims that the app infringes on its “Samocat” mark and presents a likelihood of confusion. Read more…
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