AT&T Sued for Using “Thank You” in Advertisement

by admin on June 17, 2016

Citigroup suing AT&T claiming to own trademark on “THANKYOU”


Banking giant Citigroup is suing technology company AT&T for apparently stealing their trademark of “Thank You” by using the phrases “thanks” and “AT&T THANKS” for its Universal Card campaign.  

According to Citibank’s federal lawsuit which was lodged on Friday June 10, AT&T should be held accountable for “unlawful conduct” amounting to wanton trademark infringement.

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Stated in Citibank’s lawsuit it says:

For many years, Citigroup has used trademarks consisting of and/or containing the term THANKYOU, including THANKYOU, CITI THANKYOU, CITIBUSINESS THANKYOU. THANKYOU FROM CITI, and THANKYOU YOUR WAY, in connection with a variety of customer loyalty, reward, incentive, and redemption programs (collectively, the “THANKYOU Marks”).


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