Freesat, a Satellite TV platform is suing the Amazon for using their trademarked brand ‘Freetime’ on a video streaming service with the Kindle Fire tablet.
The British TV, Freesat will face the giant online retailer at the High court in London to settle the issue who owns the trademark which was given to both of them.
Freesat has launched its next generation satellite and catch-up TV product in the year 2012, while Amazon started its Freetime stream kid’s TV show and hit the UK in late 2013.
Freesat claims that it has spent more than £ 5.6 million for the promotion of Freetime since 2011, and wants the compensation for ‘loss and damage’.
Trademark of Freesat covers both ‘FREETIME’ and ‘FREE TIME’, although it was launched as <free time> and was rebranded ‘freetime’ in 2013 September.
The brand covers satellite receivers of Freesat and TVs, as well as the features such as catch-up TV and Streaming video, Remote control app for smartphones and tablets.
Date: July 22, 2014