The American company SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies Corp.) appealed to the court with a demand to cancel the certificate for TM “Starlink” in Ukraine, which belongs to the Ukrainian LLC “Starlink”.
The American Starlink started working in Ukraine with registration as LLC “Starlink Ukraine” only in April 2022, after the start of the Russian-Ukrainian war.
Ukrainian Starlink LLC provides IT services and started working in 2009. It held the rights to TM of the same name back in 2011, long before the launch of the first Starlink satellites into orbit and the start of providing commercial services (2018-2020).
In Ukraine, the TM of the owner of Starlink LLC is registered in classes 37, 38, and 42.
At the same time, Elon Musk’s company also obtained the rights to TM in Ukraine – “SPACEX STARLINK”, which was registered in 2022 for classes 09, 38, and 42. In 2022, the American company applied for another TM in the same classes – “Starlink by SpaceX”.