An Airline industry observer, who is also a lawyer, has planned to approach Delta airlines with a great opportunity for earning millions of dollars, for himself. The airline may earn a few dollars too, as per our highly placed unreliable sources.
The Bonnet Bots spoke to the lawyer to understand the details, as the matter is tricky. You can sue if someone steals your name for their business. Trademarks, however, can only be contested if they are in the same class of goods. For example, a brand name used for a tomato ketchup cannot be used by others in the food industry, but it can easily be used for branding a purple coloured helicopter, especially one that is not red in color like the ketchup. In line with this example, the virus or its representatives could argue that Delta Airlines and the Covid-causing Sars-cov-2 virus might be from different trademark classes.
When questioned about this, the lawyer asked the Bonnet Bot, “We wear masks because the virus travels through the air, right?” Yes, answered the Bot. “And even Delta aircraft travel through the air, so I don’t see much difference here. They can definitely consider them in the same class and sue. Also, the virus has wrecked the ECONOMY, and all airlines have a wrecked ECONOMY Class, and so we can argue that both have similarity in CLASS,”
At the time of going to press, the trademark lawyer had asked his team to tweak his trademark ‘watch’ service, to identify other brands which might have been used by global scientists in trying to recklessly describe the raging virus.
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