China’s leading co-working space unicorn URWork plans to open its New York City branch next January, but it’s very likely now that the company can’t use its name for the grand opening in a couple of months.

A judge put an order in effect on Friday, stating that Serendipity Labs, URWork’s partner in the US for opening new locations, is not allowed to use URWork’s brand name for promotions outside of China, such as those on its website, office or other promotional materials, Bloomberg is reporting.

This order came as part of the case of WeWork’s lawsuit against URWork. WeWork, the New York-based startup, sued the fast-expanding Chinese company earlier this month, accusing it of infringing on WeWork’s trademarks. WeWork has also started legal action toward URWork in London.

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