Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Feb 2009 16:41 UTC
Legal I recently joked that we might want to rename OSNews to CourtNews, and with each passing day that silly joke seems to become less silly. This week, it became clear that Psion Teklogix, the company behind various small computing devices back in the '90s, has started an all-out legal offensive to prohibit other companies from using the term "netbook".
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Chevy Camaro.
by andydread on Sat 21st Feb 2009 12:05 UTC
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I am torn here. If I go with my gut (emotions) I would say that Psion is being a bit silly here. However I just thought of something. GM stopped making the Chevy Camaro for a while. Does that mean that its OK for Nissan and Toyota and other car manufacturers to come up with a new vehicle segment and call it Camaro? I am not sure GM will be too amused at that. And given that Psion is not a troll they had an actual product trademarked Netbook. I think I will have to reluctantly be on the side of Psion in this one. And I think the same would apply if printer manufacturers were to call a new type of printer DeskJet printers or whatever HP wouldn't be smiling either.

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