LiveScribe has withdrawn its Sky wi-fi smartpen from stores just before Christmas after a successful lawsuit by the broadcaster BSkyB.
According to The Guardian, BSkyB is in the process of suing both LiveScribe and the retailer that stocked the devices, Dixons. The allegation is that the name of the pen infringes on BSkyB’s trademarks.
“Legal counsel for British Sky Broadcasting has written to Livescribe alleging that we are infringing the trademark rights of BSB. We are currently taking legal advice from our counsel in the UK,” wrote LiveScribe in a legal statement.
“While Livescribe does not offer any goods or services similar to those of BSkyB, out of an abundance of caution we have instructed our distributors and resellers in the UK to stop selling the Livescribe Sky Wi-Fi smartpens in the interim while we investigate the matter.”
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