Streaming TV Co. FilmOn Claims Rival Poached 'Aero' Mark

Law360, New York (February 11, 2013, 6:00 PM EST) -- FilmOn, the television-streaming service founded by billionaire Alki David, sued competitor Aereo Inc. on Thursday in California federal court for allegedly violating an “Aero” trademark related to its FilmOn Air hardware that streams programming to mobile devices.

According to the lawsuit, Aereo changed its name from Bamboom Labs Inc. months after Hauppauge Computer Works Inc. began marketing a portable mini-television antenna product named WinTV-Aero-m, a USB device that attaches to Windows computers and that FilmOn markets as the FilmOn Air. Happauge assigned FilmOn the Aero mark...
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