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‘Dish Anywhere’ Trademark Challenged by DirecTV, Cable Operators


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#1 OFFLINE   Athlon646464

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 07:00 AM

‘Dish Anywhere’ Trademark Challenged by DirecTV, Cable Operators
 
Dish Network’s Sling-powered Internet video streaming service, Dish Anywhere, is not only being contested on legal grounds by Fox — the satcaster also now is fighting with pay TV rivals over its trademark claim to the name.
 
DirecTV, Comcast, Cablevision, Cox, Time Warner Cable and Charter filed challenges Wednesday to Dish’s claim on “Dish Anywhere” with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
 
They each argue that “Anywhere” is a generic term that other companies have used for related services, and claim they would be “damaged” if Dish obtained exclusive rights to the name.
 

1 HR34-700, 1 C31-700, 1 HR24-500
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