HTC, Valve Win Trademark Suit Over 3D 'VIVE' Headset

Law360, San Francisco (March 17, 2017, 7:45 PM EDT) -- A Virginia federal judge gave HTC Corp. and Valve Corp. an early win in a lawsuit brought by a NASA contractor who claimed the tech and gaming companies’ virtual reality VIVE headset and 3D software infringed its trademarks, finding the marks at issue are weak and the companies never tried to profit off of them in bad faith.

U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III ruled on March 15 that multiple companies have registered trademarks similar to Valador Inc.’s "VIVE" marks, and even Valador uses the VIVE...
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