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An Istanbul court ruled to block access to Twitter’s Periscope live video service in Turkey after accepting a lawsuit lodged by local Periskop (Periscope) Communication and Production Company over claims of trademark violation.
Istanbul Civil Court for Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights delivered a verdict in favor of Periskop Company, which sued Twitter, Apple and Google over infringement on brand registry rights. Periskop has a confirmed brand registered as “Periscope” in Turkish Patent Institute (TPE). The court ruled to enforce on the brand registry violation.