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Netflix’s Easy comedy: ongoing

Netflix’s comedy series Easy which has starred Aubrey Plaza and Orlando Bloom first aired in 2016, and its final series is due to air in 2019. But it has recently become embroiled in a trademark battle, with the easyGroup challenging the use of the Easy title in Europe.

easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou started his easy brand in 1995 with his airline, and now its easy prefix sits in front of easyHotel, easyBus and easyGym. He is now challenging Netflix using Easy in the show’s name: “I think this is a case of typically arrogant behaviour by a very large American tech company who never bothered to check what legal rights other companies have outside the US.” The battle begins…

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