Twitter Loses "Tweet" Trademark

Aug 26, 2009 Full story: NBC 5

The USPTO cited in its decision all the companies that use "tweet" in their titles, suggesting that a trademark of the root word would add to confusion.

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littlebluedog

Portland, OR

#1 Aug 26, 2009
This wording is misleading. Twitter didn't "lose" TWEET as a trademark in the sense that any rights it had have somehow vanished. Rather, the USPTO initially refused registration of the mark because of the three prior-filed applications. There are several ways Twitter can defeat the refusal, one of which is by showing that its use of TWEET is prior to the marks in the prior apps. Another way is to argue that there is no confusion.
Jessica

Raleigh, NC

#2 Sep 18, 2009
Interesting! I use http://thetrademarkcompany.com for all my trademark info and assistance.

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