Ripple Sued Again, This Time by Australian Payments Company for Copyright Infringement

By Abhimanyu Krishnan | News | 27 Aug 2020


Ripple is facing a lawsuit over copyright infringement from Australian payments company New Payments Platform Australia (NPPA), which filed the case on August 21.

  • NPPA is suing Ripple for the use of “Pay ID”, which the NPPA says it is the registered owner of, having launched the brand in February 2018
  • The NPPA also claims that it has established “a reputation both domestically and internationally” for the Pay ID brand
  • As evidence of the legitimacy of the brand, the company points to 90 participating financial institutions supporting related payments, as well as 5 million PayIDs registered by Australian citizens
  • Ripple uses the Pay ID brand with 40 companies, some of which are based in Australia
  • NPPA CEO Adrian Lovney says that the Australian companies were under the impression Ripple was using NPPA’s Pay ID
  • This is not the only lawsuit Ripple is embroiled in; a Puerto Rican company has also filed a lawsuit for fraud and investors have banded together accusing Ripple for selling unregistered securities
  • Ripple has also filed a lawsuit of its own, doing so against YouTube in April for XRP giveaway scams  

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