Elastic has satisfied a trademark lawsuit against Amazon’s cloud division

Elastic NV said it had upheld a trademark lawsuit filed against the cloud division of Amazon.com Inc. two years ago, ending a controversy that began when Amazon Web Services released a version of Elasticsearch’s smaller data search product.

According to Elastic CEO Ashutosh Kulkarni, AWS has agreed to stop using the Elasticsearch name in the names of its projects or services. Other terms of the agreement are not reported. Software is used to search and analyze data of websites, applications and security.

“We see this as a significant step in eliminating market confusion because there is only one Elasticsearch, and that’s only from Elastic,” said Shay Bannon, co-founder and chief technology officer of the company.

Earlier this year, AWS rebranded the product, which was based on Elastic open source software, to OpenSearch, but the company still used the term Elasticsearch to refer to AWS products, Kulkarni said.

In the lawsuit, Elastic claimed that Amazon was misleading customers with its own versions of Elastic software, while Amazon complained that Elastic was abandoning the ideals of free open source distribution that it had originally advocated for its programs.

The lawsuit was an attempt by Elastic to curb what critics of Amazon, including competitors and elected officials, claim are Seattle’s efforts to unfairly use software provided for free under the open source model. Elastic has also drawn criticism from other open source technology vendors over the company’s decision amid a legal dispute over changing the licensing system, effectively restricting major cloud providers from offering unsubscribed software.

Within Digital Commerce 360 ​​Top 1000three vendors call Elastic their site search provider, and two use Elastic for online performance.


https://www.digitalcommerce360.com/2022/02/17/elastic-settles-trademark-lawsuit-against-amazons-cloud-unit/ Elastic has satisfied a trademark lawsuit against Amazon’s cloud division

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