Microsoft and Ivanka China trademarks list
Microsoft is suing a Chinese computer manufacturer over a trademark for a computer software that it says infringes on her name and trademark, the US Justice Department said.
Microsoft sued the manufacturer, Ivanka China Technology, in a California federal court on Tuesday.
The company alleged that the Chinese firm had registered the trademark for “Ivy China” in 2007.
The trademark, which was registered in the US and China, covers products that include “computer software”, the company said in its complaint.
Microsoft has been fighting in the courts against other Chinese firms that it said infringe on its trademark.
In August, the company sued the Chinese company over a patent covering the development of the Kinect video game console.
The patent was filed in 2001 and was first published in 2008.
In its lawsuit, Microsoft said that Ivanka is one of the top ten Chinese women in the world, with a net worth of $1.8 billion.
It is the fourth-richest Chinese woman in the Forbes 2016 list of the world’s most powerful women.
Ivanka has not been named in the suit, but her trademark is used on a number of products, including a line of shoes and clothing.
The Justice Department has filed a civil infringement complaint against Ivanka in the court in San Jose, California, which will consider whether the case should be dismissed.
It said in a statement that it will be filing a separate lawsuit against Ivankas business partner and co-owner, James Li, in California’s Southern District.