YouView faces name change after losing High Court appeal

YouView, the digital TV and catch-up TV set top box mash-up service, may have to change its name after losing a High Court appeal. YouView were appealing against an earlier trademark decision made back in may by the Intellectual Property…

Twitter nab the "Tweet" trademark

Twitter have managed to gain control over the word "Tweet", bagging the trademark after a lengthy legal battle with Twittad. Both Twitter and Twittad claimed to own the phrase. Twittad, who provide sponsored advertising via Twitter have their tagline "Let…

Tech-Apple to brand itself with the music-Apple?

Technology giant Apple has long been eyeing up the Apple Corp logo – the Granny Smith one belonging to the Beatles' music label. Now it looks like the California group may be getting its wish, according to European trademark…

HTC file "Sensation" trademark: UI overhaul planned?

A new trademark filed by the folks over at HTC has set tongues wagging that the company's actually-very-good Sense Android UI could be getting an overhaul. The "Sensation" trademark applies to "Mobile phones, smartphones, wireless phones, wireless devices, portable computers…

Nintendo to trademark "It's on like Donkey Kong" phrase

Nintendo are looking into trademarking the phrase "It's on like Donkey Kong" to coincide with the release of the gaming ape's latest adventure, Donkey Kong Country Returns. The request has been filed with the United States Patent and Trademark office,…

Gmail trademark dispute settled in the UK

Google's Googlemail email service is to revert back to its previous name Gmail in the UK after the search giants finally settled an ongoing trademark dispute. Until the mid 00s, UK users called the service Gmail along with the rest…

LOL! Fark want 2 TM NSFW. Not safe for sanity, more like

It seems that Fark, purveyor of geek-and-then-some links to the World Wide Web, believes that it has exclusive rights to the acronym "NSFW", which is frequently used on the Internet to signify a link to material that may end up…