Originally Posted By: dje31
Originally Posted By: AnotherScott

Trademarks expire after some period of non-use. I'd guess Korg tried to TM it but Behringer's application beat them to it... and now that Behringer is actually bringing it to market, they would be in a position to insist that Korg stop using the name, or license use of the name from them. If they hadn't brought it to market within a specified period of time--2 years, maybe?--Korg would have had the right to claim it for themselves. You're not allowed to hold trademarks without using them, and there's only so much of a grace period.

Thanks for sorting that out, Scott!

and if you look, Behringer (MUSIC Grp) has filed and received extensions on the Odyssey trademark every couple years since they first obtained it in 2014.

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