LG G5 promoted with “Always ON” display, may get into trouble with Samsung

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Well, this should prove to be an interesting case. If it ends up in court, that is.

LG has started promoting the G5 handset on its Facebook page and just tonight, it has posted a GIF touting an “Always ON” feature that looks similar to Motorola’s, Nokia’s and Android Marshmallow’s native ambient notifications feature.

The company dabbled with an ambient display function on the Second Screen of its V10.

Thing is, it could also be infringing upon Samsung’s trademark as the rival chaebol has filed an application to protect the term “Always On Display.” However, even if Samsung chose to enforce a trademark it has yet to officially receive (if at all), a trademark as it relates to terminology would have to be very strict. The omission of the word “Display” could let LG off the hook.

And it’s not like the two companies are actively out for each other’s blood in mobile. Well, actually, kinda.

Source: LG (Facebook)
Via: PhoneArena

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Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.