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Oct/12

When Coexistence Agreements Go Awry


Not that this has ever happened with any of my clients, but there is a certain tendency to think that, in a coexistence agreement that allows the smaller company to continue use of the mark, but must obtain permission to modify its mark or vary its field of use, that the large company, once it got what it wanted the first time, will not monitor compliance. Well, the large company monitored in this case. Deutsche Telekom sues for trademark infringement and breach of the coexistence agreement.

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