New York federal court allows trademark infringement lawsuit over use of "blockchain.io" to proceed

Quick Take

  • Motion to dismiss ruling in trademark infringement action by Blockchain Luxembourg (“Blockchain”) against Paymium for use of domain “blockchain.io”
  • Court denied most of the motion, agreeing that their marks were not inherently descriptive, had acquired secondary meaning, and that the Blockchain marks and blockchain.io marks were substantially similar enough for the case to proceed.
  • Court demised claims against French executive named as defendant for lack of personal jurisdiction.