Samsung got served with a trademark lawsuit this week from Milk Studios, a photography and multimedia company. It claims Samsung violated its trademarks when it named its music streaming service Milk Music.
In its lawsuit, filed on Monday at the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York, Milk Studios claims that Samsung took advantage of the "cachet" that it had created for its company to "intentionally, willfully and knowingly" violate its trademark. Milk Studios was formed 15 years ago and has offices in New York City and Los Angeles. In its lawsuit, it claims it has entered into 18 different partnerships with Samsung since 2006. Its lawsuit says Milk Studios asked Samsung to stop using the Milk Music name after the service launched in March, but added that Samsung formally rejected that request in August.
Milk Studios is seeking a currently unnamed amount of damages. Samsung has so far not commented on the lawsuit. However, it did launch another app last week, Milk Video, that's designed to help users discover viral Internet videos.
Source: Wall Street Journal