Turkish footballer Selçuk İnan sues Samsung for ‘S8’ logo

Turkish footballer Selçuk İnan sues Samsung for ‘S8’ logo

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Turkish footballer Selçuk İnan sues Samsung for ‘S8’ logo

Turkish Super League leader Galatasaray’s midfielder Selçuk İnan has sued technology giant Samsung for using his registered logo “S8” as the brand name for its latest handset.

The Turkish international footballer has demanded 100,000 Turkish Liras, roughly $25,400, in compensation from the South Korean conglomerate.

İnan had registered his logo “S8” at the Turkish Copyright Institute (TPE) four years ago, like Cristiano Ronaldo, who owns the rights for the logo “QR7” or Ricardo Quaresma, who owns “Q7.”

İnan’s close friend, Trabzonspor’s Burak Yılmaz, holds the rights for “BY17.”

“The defendant has not hesitated in its use of a brand that cannot be differentiated from my client’s registered brand,” said İnan’s lawyer in a legal complaint, demanding Samsung stop its new modern Galaxy smartphones with the “S8” logo on them as a precaution until the law case is concluded.

Samsung unveiled its Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+ and Samsung Galaxy S8 Active on March 2017 to succeed the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge.

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