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#1 tiagosilva29

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:28




#2 Lastwebpage

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:54

I don't get all this trademark things, for already used names.
a)Pyhton is a name of an animal.
b)Th programming language pyhton is older.
c)That looks like a joke from Monty Pyhton/The Pyhtons.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:21

I don't get all this trademark things, for already used names.
a)Pyhton is a name of an animal.
b)Th programming language pyhton is older.
c)That looks like a joke from Monty Pyhton/The Pyhtons.


Python is the name of an animal. So what? The trademark is for the context of using the name in relation to computing and the UK company wants to snap it up for their own purposes.

#4 HawkMan

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:32

And windows is the name of a transparent usually open able object allowing you to look out of a house or vehicle, and even open to let in air.

the name in this case has no bearing on the "trade"mark name.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 18:07

First come, first serve. 20 years > 13 years.

#6 n_K

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 19:38

Trademark is null and void ONLY IF it becomes a verb of the generic item.
i.e. if 'doing the photocopying' was universally said as 'doing the xeroxing' would nullify the xerox trademark (they ran an advertising campaign to tell people to stop calling it 'xeroxing' so they didn't lose their trademark.
The most famous trademark nullification is probably hoover, 'doing the vaccumning' is the same as 'doing the hoovering' (the word is in the dictionary)

#7 HawkMan

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 20:33

Well it's not quite that easy and straightforward. Ref. photoshop/shopped.

#8 Growled

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 00:03

First come, first serve. 20 years > 13 years.


It's usually who trademarks it first, at least these days.