Turkish footballer Selçuk İnan sues Samsung for ‘S8’ logo
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.