Breaking: Finnish mobile accessory maker Golla sues Jolla over similar name!
Finnish mobile accessory manufacturer Golla sues Jolla over similar name. Golla justifies suing Jolla over similar name because company has used Golla name for 12 years now, and have used over 2 million euros at registration the brand. Golla have not closed the possibility of making smartphones in the future, and it would be awkward to have two smartphone manufacturers with almost the same name.
“We can not stand next to the track, but we have to defend the rights of Gollan. We have built our brand for 12 years and spent two million euros to various registrations. Then appears the company, whose name is very similar to ours” -Petri Kähkönen, CEO of Golla.
We also have to remember that Jolla trademark has been properly registered in Finland.
“The approval authority has dealt with Golla and Jolla brands and found that they are not too close to each other. No, we do not believe there is a risk that customers will confuse Jolla phone to Golla bags.” – Antti Saarnio, Chairman of the Board at Jolla
Jolla will need to officially answer to the subpoena by February 11th 2013.