I believe the color of the infringing meters was deliberately chosen, although Sparkfun was probably not aware of the trademark. I use Flukes and didn't know the coloring was protected.
However, how wide is the range of yellow that is considered to infringe on Fluke's special yellow? How many such ranges can be trademarked before no one can manufacture a solid colored meter boot without infringing on some trademark color.
I suppose at that point we move to stripes, ginghams and paisleys.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.