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Google rejected on 'Nexus One' trademark

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Mar 2010 22:38 User comments (5)

Google rejected on 'Nexus One' trademark The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has denied Google's application to trademark "Nexus One."
For Google, the rejection is not yet final, giving the search giant a chance to submit more evidence as well as new arguments.

"Registration of the applied-for mark is refused because of a likelihood of confusion with the mark in U.S. Registration No. 3554195,"
wrote the USPTO.

No. 3554195 is a trademark of the word "Nexus" that was registered years ago by Integra Telecom, an 11-state wireline phone provider.

For their part, Integra thanked the USPTO for protecting its trademark and says they hope to work out a deal with Google. Adds John Nee, Integra's vice president of corporate communications: "Google hasn't contacted us since the PTO issued its objection but we hope we can work together to achieve our respective business goals."

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5 user comments

119.3.2010 13:24

doesnt sound like a big deal to me,then again i dont own a big corporation that has to trademark its products..

219.3.2010 15:00

Heres a thought......... nuke the trade mark word game and let companies use any name they wish to sell their crap?

320.3.2010 1:07

They can't do that...if they did, you would see RC cola making "Coca Cola" and "Pepsi".

The real problem is the patents...these corporations patent abstract concepts that are already in common use. This does not hurt big companies, as they just exchange their BS patent rights...but it is a big problem for smaller companies...

Just imagine, trying to make a cell phone and you get blocked because verizon has patented the idea, "numeric keys used to enter phone numbers into a cell phone".

Of course, no person could patent something like that...but verizon's lawyers can patent anything.

420.3.2010 1:17

Originally posted by KillerBug:
They can't do that...if they did, you would see RC cola making "Coca Cola" and "Pepsi".

The real problem is the patents...these corporations patent abstract concepts that are already in common use. This does not hurt big companies, as they just exchange their BS patent rights...but it is a big problem for smaller companies...

Just imagine, trying to make a cell phone and you get blocked because verizon has patented the idea, "numeric keys used to enter phone numbers into a cell phone".

Of course, no person could patent something like that...but verizon's lawyers can patent anything.

I dunno copy right pretty much can do trademark, I do realize trademark is made in a way that after a few years of no sells the trademark ends(frankly copy right should work like that).

527.3.2010 14:35

Throw out the entire US patent process and office. It's all a crock, and how the he!! do you patent a GD common word. I'm sick of this, sometimes glad that America is dying and beyond salvation.

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