Vonage, AT&T End Name Dispute
Vonage settles a lawsuit in which it had alleged that the name of AT&T's VOIP service infringed on its trademark.Vonage and AT&T have settled a naming dispute related to AT&Ts voice-over-IP services. Broadband telephony startup Vonage Holdings Corp. had filed a trademark-infringement lawsuit against AT&T in March, alleging that the name of AT&Ts newly launched VOIP service is confusingly similar to its own company and product name. The companies have settled the lawsuit out of court, spokespeople with both companies confirmed Wednesday. Vonage spokeswoman Brooke Schulz said the settlement was amicable and had been reached a few months ago.
Vonages lawsuit had centered on AT&Ts use of CallVantage in the name of its service. In the suit, Vonage also had accused AT&T of cyber-squatting for having filed a series of domain names in February.