Microsoft’s trademark and copyright protection on the Microsoft Xbox brand is being challenged in a California court, according to a new filing.
Microsoft has filed a complaint against Microsoft Corp. and other defendants in the case.
The complaint seeks to prevent Microsoft from using the Windows name and Microsoft trademarks on products and services that do not incorporate the Microsoft brand, according the filing.
The complaint seeks damages for breach of contract, breach of warranty, and other injuries caused by the use of Microsoft’s Windows name, trademark and copyrighted software on a wide variety of products and software that do have Microsoft branded components, including gaming, educational, healthcare, home entertainment, security, and more, the filing states.
Microsoft and the defendants filed their complaint in San Francisco Superior Court on Monday, the same day the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced the results of a preliminary examination of the case and the results were released.
The filing seeks a preliminary injunction to prevent the defendants from using Microsoft’s Microsoft name and trademarks in the future on products or services that use Microsoft’s trademarks without the express permission of Microsoft.
The company also filed a separate lawsuit against Microsoft on Monday in California Superior Court, saying it’s seeking a temporary restraining order against the company’s trademark registrations for the Xbox brand.
Microsoft is seeking to prevent its trademark registrations from being used in other jurisdictions, the company said in a filing on Monday.