ADT Alleges "Theft of ADT Property" By Amazon Ring

By Isabella Cheng, Published Apr 28, 2021, 01:03pm EDT

ADT has teamed with Google, with Amazon / Ring being a major competitor. Now, ADT has issued a press release and a lawsuit against Ring.

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ADT described it as an "open theft". The item alleged stolen is ADT's yard sign design.

Is this really theft? Inside this note, IPVM analyzes the complaint, ADT's case, and precedents for such legal contests.

ADT **** ****

** ***** **, ****,*** ***** * **-**** complaint** ******* ***** **** for "**************** ** ***'* famous **** *******":

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Design **** "*****"

** **** *********, *** alleges ****'* *** ** a **** ******* *** its**** ***** ******* ********, *** ********** *** Ring's *** **** ****, is *****:

**** *** ********** ******* open *****—*** ***** ** ADT’s ****** **** *******—******* to **** * ********** for ***** ** ********* customers **** ** *** not ******.

*** ***** ***** *** provided ** *** ** the ********* ** **** the ************ ******* ****'* blue ********* ******* ***** and ***'* **** ****.

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*** ********** ******* ***'* yard **** *** ****'* siren ** **** *** siren ****** **** ** alarm ** *********, ** Ring's ********* ***** ************ below:

ADT **** **** ******* ****** ****

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*** **** * ******** trademarks *** * **** octagon **** * **** white ****** ****** ** claims **** *** ******:

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[***** ***** ******* **** hyperlinked, ** ** **** the ******** ********* *************, visit********* ********** ****** ********* ***** * ******** search *****.]

*** ******** *********** ** the ********* *****:

*** *****(*) **** *** white **/*** ******* ** a ******* ** *** mark. *** **** ******** of ** *******. *** color **** ******* ** the ****** ** *** design *** ** *** outermost ******. *** ***** white ******* ** *** interior ******.

********* '*** ** *** only *** ** ******* the ***** ** ****,******* ***:

*** **** ** ** octagonal ****** ****** ** the ***** ******* *** blue.

********* '***, *** ******** registered *** ** *** 4, ********* ** ***, has **** ** ********** use ***** **** ****.

*** *** ********** ******* these * ******* ******* trademarks ** *** '***** goods *** ********' **** each ******** **** ******* to, *.*., ************, **** and ******* *****, ** security ******* ********** ********.

Ring *** ** **** ******* ******** ******, *** *******

** ******** **** *** alleges ** * "********* indistinguishable" ****, **** ** attempting ** "******* *** public" **** ********* *** and **** *** **********, ADT *******:

** * ****** ****, Ring ******** ******* * markvirtually ***************** from ADT’s Blue Octagon Mark to advertise, promote, and sell its security offerings...

****’* ******** *** *** of ***’* ********** *********** and ****-***** **** ******* Mark ** ** ******* to ***** *** ** ADT’s ******** *** ********** and **deceive *** ****** into believing that Ring’s goods and services are connected with ADT and/or that Ring is providing goods and services in partnership with ADT.

*** ****** ****'* *** of *** **** ******* will "***** *********" *** the ******:

****’* ************ *** ** ADT’s ****** **** *******will ***** ********* **** ***’* *********, ********* ********* *** *** ****** ** *****, and will cause them to mistakenly believe that there is an affiliation or association between Ring and ADT.

*** **** ********* **** believe *** *** **** are ********, ** **** Ring ******** *** *** products, ** * ****** of ****'* *** ** a **** *******:

****’* *** ** ***’* Famous **** ******* **** mislead ********* ** ******* that **** ** ******** by ***/** ********** **** ADT, ** **** ***** consumers ** ******* **** Ring’s ******** *** ******* ADT ******** ****, ** fact, **** *** ***.

**** ********* **** **** "undermine *** ******** **** ADT *** **********" *** "irreparably **** ***":

**** **** ** ********* seriously ********** *** ******** that *** *** ********** in *** ****** **** Octagon *** *********** ***** ADT.

8 ***** ********** **** *** ****

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***** *** ***** ** trademarks ** ***** *********, the ***** * ********** are *** *** ********** of ***'* ********, *.*. shown ** *** *****. We ** *** *** a ********** **** ** why *** ******* '****' would ** ******** **** the ******* '***'. ** such, *** ***** ** the **** ** ****** in *** ***** *** shape ** *** *****.

Precedent *****

***** *** **** *** trademarks *** *** **** octagon, *** ******** *** have ** ******** ******* including *** ********* **** between ****'* *** ***'* design *** ******* ********* are ***** ******** ** Ring's *** ** * blue *******.

* **** ************ **** *. ******* Electronics ****.******** ****** **** * factors** ******** **** ********* trademark ************:

  • *** ******** ** *** mark.
  • *** ****** ** ********** between *** *** *****.
  • *** ********* ** *** products/services.
  • *** ********** **** *** prior ***** **** ****** the ***.
  • ****** *********.
  • *** *********'* **** ***** in ******** *** *** mark.
  • *** ******* ** *** defendant's *******.
  • *** ************** ** *** buyers.

*** ******** ****** ********** ********** ************ ******* marks, ************ ******* **** if * **** ********* of **** ******* *** design, *** ******* ***** carries **** ******:

** * **** ********* both ******* *** * design, ******* ****** ** often ***** ** *** wording, ******* ** ** the ******* **** ********** would *** ** ***** to ** ******* *** goods ** ********

** *** *** *. Ring ****, "****" ** the **** ******* ** Ring's **** *******, ***** is ******* ********* **** "ADT" *** ***** *** be **** ** "***".

***** **** ********* ************ in *** *****, ** courts **** ** ******** "whether ********* *** ****** to ** ********" ** a *** ******* **** trademark ************ *******,********* ** * ******* law *********** *** ******** ** logo ************. *** **** is ** *** ********* to ******* ****** ******* that ***** ***** ** the ***** ********* *** truly ******** ** ******* trademarks.********* ** ********, ***** ******* *** "make ** ***** ** infringement ****" *** *** sway ******* ** ****** side ********* ** *** they *** **********. ***'* complaint ****** **** ********* will ******* ****'* ********/******** for ***'*, *** *** must ******** *** ***** whether **** ** ******** true.

Ring ****, ******* ***

*** ******* **** **** they **** ********** ***'* design **** ******* (*) Ring *** ********* ******* in **** ****** ********** the ***** *** (*) ADT**** **** * ******** **** *** ******* use ** *** **** octagon *-**** ***** ** filing ** ******** *********.

**** ******** **** ***** (image ****) ** **** which *** ****** "*********** similar ** ***'* ****** Blue *******". ********* ***** the "********* ** *** public" **** ********** ***** cause, *** "******* *** to ****" ** **** appropriate *****. **** ********** changed *** ******** ** the **** **** ** make *** ****** */* gray ****** **** **** (image *****).

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***** ** ****** **** complaint, ******* **** * ******** ***** **, **** informing *** ******* ** its "************" *** ** the **** *******.

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*** ****** ******** **** Ring *** *** ****** partners "***** *** ***" of *** **** *******, destroy *** ********* **** use *** ****, *** count ** *** *** sales ** ******** **** had **** *** ****. ADT ******** **** ** verify ** ******* ****** 5 **** **** *** company ***** ******. ***'* complaint ***** ** ******* of *** ******** **** Ring.

Commercial ***********

** ***** **, ****, ADT******** * ***** ************** ** *** ******* a "********* **** ******* Amazon's ****."

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***** **** ************ **** lawsuits ******* ********* ***** campaigns, ***'* ******* **** show *** *********** ******* the ********* *** *** the ******* **** ** intense *** **** *** wants *** ****** ** know **** ** **** be ******** ******** ****.

**** **** ******** ** monitor *** ****** ** this **** *** ****** accordingly.

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******* **** *** *********** violating *** ********* ** one *****. *******, **** if *** ******* *****, they *** ********* ****** to ***** ** ******* it ** ********. **** could **** **** * circle, *********, ******, ** even * ******* *** their ***** *** * have ** ******* **** intentionally ***** *** ******* because *** *** **** is ****-*****.

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** *** ***** **** had ** *** * blue *******? **** ***** have **** * **** better *** *************** ********** here. * ***** **** did ******* ***'* ********** and * **** **** has ** ****** ***** logo ******* ** ************ ADT's ****** **** ******* logo.

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**** ** *****, **** its ****? *** *** a **** *****.... ******

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****, *** ******** ******* security **** ** *** STOP ****, ******** *** but ********* ** ****:

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*** **** *** *** decided ** **** *** it's ********** **** ****** would *********** **** ** octagon ** ******** (** the ***...) **** ****** ADT **** **.

***, *** ***** * am ******* ***** ** that ********** **** ** have * **** ******* yard ****, *.*. *****:

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*** *** **********'* ****** store ** ******** * shield-shaped ***:

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*** **** *** ** if **** *******.

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* ********* *** ******* shape **** **** *****, not *** ** ****. As * ********, ** someone *** ***** ** which ******* * ********** a **** ******* ****, I ***** **** ******** "none". * **** ***** based **** ** **** wording ** ** ** than *** *****, **** only * **** *** notable ********** ***** *** graphic ** **** ****** and *********** (**** ** Apple's ***** ********* **** or ********'* *********** "*" logo).

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*** **** ***** ** the *.*. ****** *** Trademark ****** ******** * trademark ** *** ******* (stop ****) *****. **** doesn't **** *****.

*** *******, *** ****** shape, ******* ** **** SimpoliSafe *** ****** ** change **, ** ****** the **** **** ***** in *** ******** ********. While ***** *** **** variations, **** *** *** the **** ******* ***** it.

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***, *** *** ******* the **** ******* *********, and *** *********** ********* that *** ******* ** part ** *** **********:

*** *****(*) **** *** white **/*** ******* ** a ******* ** *** mark. *** **** ******** of ** *******. *** color **** ******* ** the ****** ** *** design *** ** *** outermost ******. *** ***** white ******* ** *** interior ******.

*******, *** **** ****** mark *****'* ******* *** text, ** *** *********** might **** **** ** the **** **** ****'* sign **** "****" *** that ** *********** ********** to *** ** **** "ADT".

* ****** ** **********'* registered ********** ** *** USPTO ******** *** *************, it ***** **** **** do *** *** * designmark *** ***** ****** design. *, ***, ****** what *** ********* *** from *** ***** *** granting * ***** ********* shape ** * ********** to * *******...

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********,

* *****.

****, ** *** ****** for "******", **** **** been ******* ********** ** shield *****, *** **** are **** **** *******. Imagine ** **** *** shield ***** **** ******* a *********.

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** ****.....**** ******** ***** recognition **** ** **** of * ******* ***** the ***** ******* **** comes ** **** **** one ***'* *** *******, is " *** **** sexually ********** ********** ***** watching ** **** *** kids ** *** ******* of ** *** ****?" They ****** **** ** be "**** ****"? **** may *** ****" **** dirtbag ******** ******* *** other ******* ******** ** their ***********..."

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**** **** **...

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* ** ********* ****-***... and * ** ****** embarrassed ** **** **** a ***** ****.

******.

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**, **, *’** ***** at **** ****** ******* picture :)

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***** *** *** *** nice ********* ********. ***********!

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