US Judge Denies Alibaba’s Request To Stop Alibabacoin From Using Matching Name

A US court has ruled this week against the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s request for an injunction against the Dubai-based Alibabacoin Foundation (ABBC Foundation) due to their similar names, Forbes Middle East reported yesterday, May 1.In the beginning of April, Alibaba sued the ABBC Foundation for copyright infringement, alleging that Alibabacoin engaged in “prominent, repeated, and intentionally misleading” behavior using the company’s name. The initial lawsuit was accompanied by a temporary restraining order against Alibabacoin that was negated by Judge J. Paul Oetken’s ruling, but Alibaba can keep pursuing its lawsuit in spite of the judge’s injunction denial, according to Forbes Middle East.The ABBC Foundation, which raised more than $3.5 mln in an Initial Coin Offering (ICO), says on its website that they are “building the fund security system that is fundamentally improved by using new technology using a secret technique for implementing the blockchain algorithm into the facial recognition…

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