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Zoom sued for trademark infringement

By Ferraiuoli LLC - 05/11/2020

In the Northern District of California, plaintiff Zapier, Inc. filed a complaint against Zoom Video Communications, Inc. for trademark infringement and unfair competition, alleging that Zoom is using the name Zapp for its third-party app integration within Zoom, infringing Zapier’s Zap third-party app integration business, which Zoom has previously partnered with to use within Zoom.

Zapier claimed that “as long ago as 2015, Zoom partnered with Zapier so that Zapier would provide Zaps that allowed Zoom’s and Zapier’s users to integrate the Zoom app with other third-party apps.” Zapier proffered that Zoom users utilize Zapier to integrate Zoom with other apps. Zapier asserted that “Zoom is completely aware of Zapier’s use of Zap and Zaps and the overlap with ‘Zapp.’” Furthermore, the plaintiff claimed that Zoom’s website “currently contains instructions on how to create a Zap and integrate third party apps with Zoom through Zaps.” 

The claims for relief for the aforementioned allegations include federal unfair competition and dilution, common law trademark infringement, and unfair business practices.

Zapier has sought a temporary restraining order and an order to preliminarily and permanently enjoin Zoom from further infringement; an award for damages; restitution; an award for costs and fees; and other relief.

By Ferraiuoli LLC - 05/11/2020
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