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Space Force, Star Trek, and Strange New Worlds of Trademark Infringement

the United States Space Force logo hit the news — and the photon torpedoes began to fly. Almost instantly, those familiar with the Star Trek Starfleet Command insignia called out a striking similarity, and even George Takei (who played USS Enterprise helmsman Hikaru Sulu) tweeted “Ahem. We are expecting some royalties from this…”

Putting aside the actual origin of the Space Force insignia (derived from the Air Force Space Command emblem), could someone actually claim that the Space Force emblem constitutes trademark infringement on the Star Trek logo?

Given the overall use of the two marks, the fictional nature of the Starfleet logo, and the lack of intent, one has a hard time believing any court would find infringement.

Read the source article at IPWatchdog.com

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