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LG Electronics has trademark rights for 'Libra' in Korea

LG completes trademark registration in 2016

  • James Jung
  • 2019-06-21 15:40:10
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LG Electronics has trademark rights for 'Libra' in Korea

LG Electronics is confirmed to have the trademark rights in Korea to “Libra,” Facebook’s long-awaited cryptocurrency. According to related industries, LG completed its trademark registration for “Watch Libra” on Oct. 18 in 2016.

Industries in which the Watch Libra trademark is applied include software (application) for mobile phones, applied software and software for TVs (code G390802). As a result, there is a good chance that Facebook may not be able to use “Libra” when Facebook implements the Libra service in Korea.

Earlier, Facebook had attempted to apply for the registration of “Libra” at the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO). The property agency rejected the application as of May 9, stating that there were four pre-registered trademarks.

Industries the KIPO cited as being pre-registered include 1) management of investment portfolios 2) online financial planning service, data tracking of cryptocurrency transactions for accounting surveillance and monitoring agency service 3) online project development management service and support service for others’ startups. LG is specified as the fourth pre-registered trademark holder.

Facebook made public its Libra project Tuesday. The Libra trademark had also belonged to other company rather than Facebook in the United States, but Facebook acquired the rights to the Libra trademark in the U.S. later.

LG Electronics has trademark rights for 'Libra' in Korea

Meanwhile, a startup in San Francisco claimed that the logo of Calibra, the crypto wallet for Libra, encroached on its rights. Online bank startup Current CEO Stuart Sopp said, “Character, a design firm that took part in the trademark design of Calibra, also designed our logo. The two logos are actually the same.” /jms@decenter.kr


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