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Cricket sues Kricket for trademark infringement


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US based mobile network operator, Cricket Communications - a subsidiary of Leap Wireless - says that it has been awarded summary judgement, a permanent injunction and nearly US$78,000 in attorneys' fees in a trademark infringement case, putting an end to a lawsuit filed by Cricket against Arizona-based GSM Cellular in 2008.
­Cricket Communications says that GSM Cellular took numerous actions to mislead consumers that its retail cellular stores were affiliated with Cricket, including naming its business Kricket, and prominently displaying the Cricket trademark and logo on signs, banners, posters, retail displays and store vehicles. Additionally, GSM Cellular engaged in the illicit sale and distribution of Cricket wireless products, initiated unauthorized activation of phones on the Cricket wireless network and fraudulently accepted payments intended to compensate Cricket for providing wireless communications services.

Prior to filing the lawsuit, Cricket repeatedly placed GSM Cellular on notice that its actions violated Cricket's intellectual property rights. Cricket's legal counsel issued multiple letters to GSM Cellular attempting to resolve the dispute, all to no avail.


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