TechCrunch: SoftBank buys perpetual Yahoo trademark license for $1.6 billion

TechCrunch: SoftBank buys perpetual Yahoo trademark license for $1.6 billion. “The extremely descriptive Z Holdings owns SoftBank’s internet businesses in Japan, most notably Yahoo Japan, whose web portal remains the country’s most trafficked news website. Under its most current agreement with Verizon Media (formerly Oath, formerly AOL + Yahoo), Yahoo Japan paid a regular royalty for the rights to use the Yahoo brand name in Japan and associated technologies. Those royalties will now stop in lieu of a one-time upfront payment.”

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