Apple Trademarks Lowercase "i"

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Apr 3, 2007
  1. nintendofreak
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    iKnow this is a bit old, (but never saw it posted) but does this change your views in anyway on Apple? Ive seen companies like Smart Parts ( a paintball company) trademarked the word "pwned" (not 100% sure thats exactly how they spelled it, but you get the idea) after using it to describe a paintball marker that "pwned the competition" Does this give Apple a bad image as a money and power hungry company?

    Thoughts please [​IMG]
     
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    Former Staff lagman I wish I was green.

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    iSee this as an AprilĀ“s Fools joke!
     
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    Global Moderator Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    No, no, this actually happened. Some time ago. It failed, of course.


    So long ago, in fact, it might have been April Fools' of 2004. Can't say. All iKnow is that iRead it somewhere.

    (Couldn't help m-iSelf)
     
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    Former Staff lagman I wish I was green.

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    Om iGod, those guys are crazy.
     
  5. mthrnite

    Former Staff mthrnite So it goes.

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    "So, Apple.. you've decided to trademark the letter "i"...
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Veho

    Global Moderator Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    "You are the Apple of my i"
     
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    iLOL'd
     
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    lol, i guess i cant refer to myself in lowercase now huh
     
  9. Veho

    Global Moderator Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    You owe Apple $2 for that sentence.
     
  10. Takeshi

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    Can't believe they actually did that. [​IMG]

    But, in my opinion, companies do weird stuff like this all the time. The german Telekom, for instance, trademarked 'magenta' as a colour for ads (actually it's a bit more complicated, but that's not the point).

    src: heise.de - Telekom ./. MobilCom
     
  11. Knab

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    i think ill go trademark the lower letters "a" "p" "p" "l" "e"
     

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