Asus sued by toy manufacturer Hasbro for alleged brand infringement on "Transformer tablet"

GMA News Online reports that Taiwanese computer maker Asus has been hit with a trademark infringement suit by US toymaker Hasbro over the former’s "Transformer" tablet.

The Asus tablet in question.

 

GMA News Online reports that Taiwanese computer maker Asus has been hit with a trademark infringement suit by US toy maker Hasbro over the former’s  "Transformer" tablet. According to data posted on the company’s website, the tablets were called "Transformers" because each has an optional docking station that "provides access to a full QWERTY keyboard." This feature technically turns the tablet into a full-fledged notebook.

 

The report quoted Asus spokesman Chang Wei-ming who said on Saturday, December 24, that "the company will continue making its "Transformer tablets" after an internal assessment found no patent infringement."

 

The report noted that Hasbro had earlier "asked a court to stop Asus from using the "Transformer" name in current and future products, and will seek monetary compensation for damages."

 

For more on this story, log on to GMA News Online and the Asus website.

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