Printed from http://www.electronista.com

ChaCha sues HTC over its Facebook phone

updated 11:30 am EST, Thu February 24, 2011

ChaCha files lawsuit against HTC over phone name

The human-powered answer service ChaCha has just filed a lawsuit against HTC over its Facebook-branded ChaCha handset. ChaCha Search Inc claims to own the trademark in the US as well as Europe. It added that it spent considerable money and resources on branding its mobile website and apps for smartphones such as Apple's, RIM's and Android-powered devices.

The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday in Indiana. How exactly this will affect HTC remains to be seen, but it will likely pay some kind of royalty fee to the search provider. The phone is due to arrive in Europe and Asian in the spring, with a US launch less defined, though likely to be before the summer and at AT&T. [via TechCrunch]






By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Cat B100

Cat is primarily known for its heavy-duty machinery used in the construction industry and farming, among other areas. What may not be ...

Linksys EA6900 AC Router

As AC networking begins to makes its way into more and more devices you may find yourself considering an upgrade for your home network ...

D-Link DIR-510L 802.11AC travel router

Having Internet access in hotels and other similar locations used to be a miasma of connectivity issues. If Wi-Fi was available, it wa ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News