Microsoft Dances Out Of Kinect Trademark Suit

Law360, New York (January 25, 2012, 3:07 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Wednesday tossed an unfair competition and trademark infringement suit against Microsoft brought by Kinbook LLC, saying the small software company had failed to show Microsoft’s Kinect gaming device trademarks were confusingly similar to its “Kinbox” mark.

U.S. District Judge Gene E.K. Pratter granted Microsoft’s motion for summary judgment, finding that there was no likelihood of confusion between Kinbook’s “Kinbox” Facebook application and Microsoft’s Kinect device for its Xbox 360 console and the short-lived Kin phone.

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Case Title

KINBOOK, LLC v. MICROSOFT CORPORATION


Case Number

2:10-cv-04828

Court

Pennsylvania Eastern

Nature of Suit

Property Rights: Trademark

Judge

GENE E.K. PRATTER

Date Filed

September 17, 2010

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