The new upcoming ‘Commodore’ Smartphone got a lot of attention (good and bad) in the past few months, but it looks like they don’t own the rights to use the Commodore brand after all. They were actually trying to register a new trademark using the same name.
The actual owner of all Commodore-related brands is the company C= Holdings B.V., which has sent out a press-release making very clear that:
C=Holdings B.V. hereby announces that it has not granted any rights to CBM for making use of the COMMODORE trademark, nor that C=Holdings B.V. has any involvement in the development and marketing of its products. C=Holdings B.V. will vigorously defend its rights in this matter.
The smartphone maker new trademark application is now showing the status ‘Opposed’, which is filed by C= Holdings on August 11th.
C= Holdings B.V. itself doesn’t seem to be doing anything interesting with the brand they own, but that doesn’t give the rights to other companies to take over the Commodore name and do whatever they want with it. The Italian company filed the trademark application as Commodore Business Machines with headquarters in London- UK back in May, and the opposition was filed only yesterday, which means no decision was made so far.
If you are one of those dreaming about a Commodore Smartphone, maybe it is time to give up on that dream. Now, if you are one of the many thinking a Commodore Smartphone is a sacrilege against Commodore legacy, maybe it is time to start to celebrate. -
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