lately,HSPThe law firm represents a popular game productTrademark infringementCase, the brand of rights protection is RummikubMagic Bridge，Currently ineBay、SumitongThere are still a large number of sellers selling infringing products on such platforms.
Rummikub is a puzzle game, a wonderful variant of a classic card game, withDistinctive game rules and entertainment。At present, Rummikub is sold in more than 70 countries, and 28 languages have been translated.
According to the data of the seller wizard,Rummikub game productsAmazon BS ListYesMore than 20,000 commentsThe sales volume has exceeded 10000 in recent 30 days, making it a popular product.
oneCase No.: 21-cv-six thousand and eighty-five
twoTime of prosecution: 2021November 15th
threePlaintiff brand:Rummikub Magic Bridge
fourPlaintiff Company:M&M Ventures (2014) Limited
sixRight protection type: trademark
According to the Yiguan Cross border Infringement Warning，At present, the case involvestrademarkThe following two trademarks cannot be used for infringement. The former is a logo of a smiling face, and the latter is a RUMMIKUB text trademark (as shown in the figure below).
stayeBaySearch“rummikub”There are more than 1700 search results, among which many sellers are selling Rummikub game products, many titles of listing products still use the keyword rummikub, and the main image of the product also has infringement patterns.
staySumitongsearch“rummIkub ", we will find that many sellers' product titles are still in use“Rummikub "keyword.
This trademark infringement case is only recently filed, and it is estimated that the actual store freezing time should be about half a month. If the seller is likely to infringe, the product should be removed from the shelves before being frozen.
In the process of writing this article, eBay related search results have dropped from 1781 to 1722. It may be that HSP law firms have started to take action. Sellers need to race against time to get off the shelves!
3、 Example of trademark infringement
1. RUMMIKUB word trademark
Yiguan Cross border Infringement Warning was learned，The RUMMIKUB text trademark cannot be used, which means that the seller cannot use the relevant patterns in the product design, and the relevant words on the listing page should also be deleted. The seller should not take chances. If the defendant is involved in infringement, it is likely to cause serious negative impact on the account.
Examples of trademark infringement are as follows:
Seller cannot print on the productRUMMIKUB's smiley face pattern, including but not limited to clothing, shoes and hats, various types of bags, educational, cultural and creative products, etc. If the seller uses this pattern on the listing, it needs to be removed as soon as possible to avoid infringement.
Examples of infringement are as follows:
RummikubThe brand does not only sellRummikubGame products are also sold on its official websiteRummikubClothes, shoes and hats, handbags, schoolbags, pillows, calendars, notebooks, masks, mobile phone cases, necklaces, etc. with literal and graphic trademarks have a wide range of products.
The smiling face pattern of the brand is very distinctive, and the brand will be printed on various types of peripheral products as design elements.
Rummikub appeared as early as the 1940s. Similar to gin rummy, the game content is to match the suit and number of cards.
In 1950, Israel emigrated from Romania to IsraelEphraim HertzanoTook Rummikub to Israel. At that time, Israel was suffering from a serious economic crisis, known as "Tsena". The businessman who had sold perfume added his own rules in the kitchen of his home and developed Rummikub into a family game.
Although he sold the game door to door, he did not achieve much success.
According to Jta, until one day in 1977, comedian Don Rickles talked about Rummikub on The Tonight Show, and the phone in Hertzano's office started ringing the next day. Up to now, generations have playedRummikub gameThis product is very popular in the United States, Europe and other places.
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