Twitter Fails in Attempt to Trademark "Tweet"

Aug 22, 2009 | Posted by: Iria | Full story: technologyexpert.blogspot.com

Nice try. In July I wrote about Twitter trying to trademark "Tweet." Not for the reason you might think, though: the request has been provisionally denied on the grounds that other companies had filed for trademarks of very similar words.
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Aug 22, 2009
 
Good for the birds. Could you imagine birds having to pay royalties each time they tweeted? I guess nature would be a whole lot quieter.

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I tawt I taw a gweedy lawyer.

I did! I did taw a gweedy lawyer!

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Aug 22, 2009
 
I'm surprised they also didn't try to trademark "Twit".

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Aug 22, 2009
 
I wonder if that little yellow bird at Warner Brothers has heard about this?

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Aug 22, 2009
 
How about this singer:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tweet_ (singer)

also this airplane:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-37_Tweet

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Aug 23, 2009
 
On a barely-related note, I was looking online for a part for my lawnmower.

It's a tiny piece of metal with the ends bent down forming a 'U' shape, and a screw goes through it. This little sliver of metal holds the end of the throttle cable.

That little bent piece of metal has a patent on it and a 10 page explanation of how it's a clamp that holds the throttle cable in a fixed position.

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Aug 23, 2009
 
Uh Clem wrote:
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That little bent piece of metal has a patent on it and a 10 page explanation of how it's a clamp that holds the throttle cable in a fixed position.
That's as bad as the Pentagon's hundred page manuel on how to make a fruit cake.

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Aug 23, 2009
 
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That's as bad as the Pentagon's hundred page manuel on how to make a fruit cake.
I'm going to to head to the garage now and bend up a new one from a piece of scrap.

I hope the patent police don't come for me.

Oh, and it's humorous to peruse Mil Specs - there's one I have a copy of that goes into excruciating detail about the packing of taco shells. It is also several pages long.
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Uh Clem wrote:
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Oh, and it's humorous to peruse Mil Specs - there's one I have a copy of that goes into excruciating detail about the packing of taco shells. It is also several pages long.
Remember the $10,000 toilette seat, or the $600 hammer? People blamed the companies who made them, when in fact every time you call out a specification, it has to be met, and it has to be inspected to prove it has been met, and then there has to be certified documentation that it has been met. Does it matter if the hammer face is within .0001 of an inch wide? No, but if they call it out it has to be, and all of this costs. Blame it on the government, and engineers who want to justify their exsistence.

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Aug 23, 2009
 
And rightly so.

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Aug 24, 2009
 
This twitter is like the worst website ever.

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Aug 24, 2009
 
I have no use for twitter, facebook, etc. I have been coerced into being a 'friend' to two actual friends who are facebookers recently but I have no inclination to use it. Just doing them a favor of some kind. There's way too much info going up on these sites. Other than my name, there was nothing accurate in what I entered. A absolution NO pictures. Call me paranoid, I don't care.

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Uh Clem wrote:
I have no use for twitter, facebook, etc. I have been coerced into being a 'friend' to two actual friends who are facebookers recently but I have no inclination to use it. Just doing them a favor of some kind. There's way too much info going up on these sites. Other than my name, there was nothing accurate in what I entered. A absolution NO pictures. Call me paranoid, I don't care.
Paranoid people are often very intelligent...and SAFE!

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Aug 24, 2009
 
Uh Clem wrote:
I have no use for twitter, facebook, etc. I have been coerced into being a 'friend' to two actual friends who are facebookers recently but I have no inclination to use it. Just doing them a favor of some kind. There's way too much info going up on these sites. Other than my name, there was nothing accurate in what I entered. A absolution NO pictures. Call me paranoid, I don't care.
Yep, I’m with you on this too. These sites are breeding grounds for all kinds of criminal activity. The way I look at is I wouldn’t hand my wallet to a group of strangers so why would I give up all this information on a web site?
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Aug 24, 2009
 
Uh Clem wrote:
On a barely-related note, I was looking online for a part for my lawnmower.
It's a tiny piece of metal with the ends bent down forming a 'U' shape, and a screw goes through it. This little sliver of metal holds the end of the throttle cable.
That little bent piece of metal has a patent on it and a 10 page explanation of how it's a clamp that holds the throttle cable in a fixed position.
Check out this U.S. Patent......6,406,462
I wonder what the dude that invented it is like.

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Mother of Invention wrote:
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Check out this U.S. Patent......6,406,462
I wonder what the dude that invented it is like.
Lots of gold chains, large pinky rings, bulky watch, long sideburns, obnoxious personality, can't hold his liquor. Thinks all women must find him irresistable or else they are 'sluts.'

And judging by the illustrations, is less than 'average.'
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Uh Clem wrote:
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Lots of gold chains, large pinky rings, bulky watch, long sideburns, obnoxious personality, can't hold his liquor. Thinks all women must find him irresistable or else they are 'sluts.'
And judging by the illustrations, is less than 'average.'
Probably has a real short temper.....among other things. Amazing, there's all kinds of inventions for all kinds of people out there. I can just imagine the Sham-Wow guy pushing this product on TV.

Back to the article.....I have a few patented Tweets myself, they're of the odiferous variety.

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