Emoji Company continues counterfeiter crackdown with latest court decision

“We are constantly taking action against infringers to protect our brand – since emoji is the official badge of origin and quality and a guarantee of consistency for the final consumer.”
Author:
Publish date:
Social count:
0
marco

The Emoji Company is cracking down on counterfeiters and trademark copyright infringers across Asia in its latest manoeuvre.

The firm has obtained a court order against the company Emoji King Limited, Hong Kong earlier this year. In the latest update, The Emoji Company has successfully supplemented this with an interlocutory injunction against Emoji Hong Kong Limited.

The injunction prohibits the unauthorised use of its emoji and emoji-family marks. The court adjudicated once again that emoji is a trademark registered for the Emoji Comnpany for a multitude of goods and services and may only be used with its approval.

Consequently, the court issued an injunction prohibiting Emoji Hong Kong Limited from directly or indirectly advertising, offering and/or bringing into circulation any products under the designation of emoji for which the emoji company holds trademark registrations.

Morco Husges, CEO and founder of the Emoji Company, said: “We made our vision come true and created a global emoji lifestyle brand. Copycats sure are annoying. Eventually they prove, though, that the emoji brand precisely meets the spirit of today zeitgeist.

“We are constantly taking action against infringers to protect our brand – since emoji is the official badge of origin and quality and a guarantee of consistency for the final consumer.”

Official Emoji products are now sold by more than 500 global corporations with partners including Sony Pictures Animation, Ferrero, Zara, Kellogg’s, Nestle, C&A, Nikon, Random House, Universal Music, Walmart, Aldi, The Swiss Post and more.

Related

Featured Jobs

Aardman Job Logo 620 x 349

Brand Manager (Maternity Cover)

Part of the brand team, The Brand Manager works closely with several members of the department, including Studio Publicist, Community Managers, Licensing, Sales and Attractions and Live Experiences teams to implement local and international strategies in the form of brand plans and maximising on all activity surrounding the properties.

Universal Job Logo 620 x 349

Senior Graphic Designer, EMEA - Consumer Products

Working in tandem with the Product Development team and reporting into the Design Manager EMEA, the purpose of this role is to drive forward our creativity across all licensed consumer products. As part of the creative team, you’ll be developing exceptional creative assets and product concepts for numerous NBCUniversal franchises that inspire licensing partners across the entire region.

SanrioJob Logo 620 x 349

Creative Manager

Best known for global icon Hello Kitty, Sanrio has a portfolio of more than 400 characters. We license a unique collection of branded gifts, stationery and fashion accessory items while collaborating with the most respected companies in the world. Our EMEA business coordinates the development licensing throughout Europe, Russia, Middle East, Africa, Asia (for Mr Men), Australia and New Zealand. An exciting, permanent opportunity has come up at our London office to lead our Design team as Creative Manager (m/f)

Vivid Job Logo 620 x 349

Digital Marketing Executive - Toys & Games

Vivid is Britain’s biggest toy company and the 20 largest in the world. With offices across the globe, they sell an amazing portfolio of toys and games to over 60 countries. Vivid is best known for its association with blockbuster brands and is very excited about future opportunities around the world.