AT&T Sued for Saying Thank You
Published on: 13th Jun 2016
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USA based AT&T is facing a lawsuit, simply for saying thank you to its customers.
US banking giant, Citigroup has filed the lawsuit claiming that a new promotion that offers deals to AT&T customers infringes a series of trademarks that Citi has filed.
AT&T's new promotion is called "AT&T Thanks", on which incidentally, AT&T has filed for a trademark of its own. Meanwhile, Citi also has a series of promotions, and uses terms such as "Citi Thank You" and "Thank You from Citi".
The bank claims that the phone company's use of a Thank You message would cause confusion among customers who are seemingly incapable of telling the difference between a mobile phone and a credit card.
Citi claims that the "Thank You Marks" are synonymous with the bank and is seeking a court order blocking AT&T from saying Thank You to its customers.