SOURCE: Keek Inc.

Keek Inc.

June 17, 2015 20:12 ET

Keek Announces Lawsuit for Trademark Infringement

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - June 17, 2015) - (TSX VENTURE: KEK) (OTCQX: KEEKF) Keek announces that it was served with a trademark infringement lawsuit by Kik Interactive Inc. ("KiK") in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Keek believes that the claim is without merit and intends to defend the lawsuit vigorously.

The two trademarks at issue, Keek and Kik, have coexisted for several years in the U.S and elsewhere, and both parties own U.S Trademark Registrations for their respective marks, but Kik alleges in its court filings that the two trademarks are now confusingly similar. Additionally, counsel for Kik had previously filed a statement before the United States Trademark Office that is inconsistent with and contradicts the position of her client in this newly filed action.

Finally, Keek has recently filed papers in the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board opposing a trademark application for Kik.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) has reviewed or accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this Release.

Forward looking statements:

The information and statements in this news release contain certain forward‐looking information relating to a trademark dispute. This forward-looking information is subject to certain risks and uncertainties and may be based on assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking information. The outcome of the lawsuit is unknown at this time, and accordingly, no assurances can be given that a favorable outcome will occur. Keek's forward-looking information is expressly qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement. Except as required by law, Keek undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking information.

Contact Information

  • For further information, please contact:

    John Jussup
    Chairman of the Board
    jjussup@keek.com
    416-639-5335 ext. 229