WeWork Sues China-Based UrWork For Copyright Infringement
WeWork, represented by law firm Mishcon de Reya LLP, has filed a claim with the U.K.'s High Court of Justice's Chancery Division that China-based UrWork is passing off its product as a service of the New York-based firm, Bloomberg reports.
“‘Work’ is an open commonly used word; the trademarks relate to 'UR' and 'we' and they’re very different so WeWork’s claim of trademark infringement has no legal basis," UrWork said in a statement.
WeWork has locations in 15 countries and was valued at $20B in its latest round of funding, which produced $500M from Japan's SoftBank Group to bankroll an expansion in China, where UrWork has 78 locations in 20 cities. UrWork recently raised $236M in funding and is planning expansion into London, New York, Los Angeles and Singapore.