Rackspace opposes local web host trademark

By on
Rackspace opposes local web host trademark

Buys time.

Managed hosting giant Rackspace has intervened in an application by Queensland host Rack Servers to trademark its business name in Australia.

The US giant lodged its opposition to the trademark claim with IP Australia on 3 June, 2011.

It has until September to file evidence to back its opposition.

A Rackspace spokesman said the company filed trademark opposition papers "against companies whose names and marks may be seen as confusing or restrictive."

"This particular filing, we believe, was done to make sure we didn't miss an initial opposition deadline and lose our right to proceed with a claim if we think there's a need for future legal action," the spokesman said.

Rackspace did not address a question over whether its opposition preceded a broader push into Australia in terms of local servers and presence.

A Rack Servers spokesman told iTnews that it had been "very careful to be law-abiding as well as following the normal processes and rules" with its business.

"We feel that this is an aggressive tactic by a large multi-national corporation against us, a comparatively small local business," the spokesman said.

"This is an enormous distraction and not in the interests of anyone's clients."

Copyright © iTnews.com.au . All rights reserved.
Tags:

Most Read Articles

You must be a registered member of iTnews to post a comment.
| Register

Poll

How should the costs of Australia's piracy scheme be split?
Rights holders should foot the whole bill
50/50
ISPs should foot the whole bill
Government should chip in a bit
Other
Flash is heading towards its grave, and that's...
Great! Good riddance
Sad! Flash had some good qualities
Irrelevant. I don't care
What's Flash?
View poll archive

Whitepapers from our sponsors

What will the stadium of the future look like?
What will the stadium of the future look like?
New technology adoption is pushing enterprise networks to breaking point
New technology adoption is pushing enterprise networks to breaking point
Gartner names IBM a 'Leader' for Disaster Recovery as a Service
Gartner names IBM a 'Leader' for Disaster Recovery as a Service
The next era of business continuity: Are you ready for an always-on world?
The next era of business continuity: Are you ready for an always-on world?

Log In

Username:
Password:
|  Forgot your password?