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ST owns EU-registered iPad trademark

1/28/2010 02:00 PM EST
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bobmcconnell421
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bobmcconnell421   1/29/2010 4:21:50 PM
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ST can forget collecting from Apple. The little "i" is key and ST would NEVER have been able to register ANY trademark with a little "i" at the beginning.

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Scott K   1/28/2010 9:01:05 PM
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The EE-Times editorial credibility decay mirrors that of journalism in general. It's a sad thing to watch.

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Brno   1/28/2010 8:35:04 PM
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The editorial credibility of EE Times has been suffering for some time now, with things like the "business analyses" of Bolaji Ojo and other articles of disputable quality. But saying that this article is amateur-level journalism would be unfair to decent amateur journalists and bloggers the world over. Isn't there anybody reading articles at EE Times _before_ they get published? May this latest slip be a wake-up call for a publication that has been crucial to the electronics industry for so many years.

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re: ST owns EU-registered iPad trademark
benhoopes   1/28/2010 7:53:11 PM
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Null, in TM law there is no difference between IPAD and iPad, just as there is no difference between MICROSOFT and Microsoft. As NickWard pointed out, a critical consideration is consumer confusion and slight variations in upper/lowercase (and even spelling) can still lead to confusion.

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NickWard   1/28/2010 4:36:06 PM
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This is registered trademark and not a patent. there is a huge difference. Additionally, the domain is really very different (microelectronic packaging vs consumer electronics)and is unlikely to cause confusion - a critical consideration in trademark issues.

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