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Twitter fails to trademark "Tweet"

Written by: on 21st August 2009 |
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“The world known micro-blogging web application, Twitter, has failed in its initial attempts to trademark the word “tweet,” which has been adopted by the site’s users as their favorite verb to describe the act of telling the online world what they are up to”, said James Quinn of Telegraph.co.uk.

Twitter is a free micro-blogging service and social networking website that enables its users to read and send known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author’s profile page and delivered to the author’s subscribers who are known as followers.

US Patent and Trademark Office denied the application of the guys behind Twitter to trademark the word “tweet”. This is a very unfortunate decision made by the geniuses behind the Trademark Office and an extremely sad news to the geeks behind Twitter.

The reason behind such decision is because there were already 3 application pending for trademarks for the word “tweet”, according to Sam Johnston.

After being rejected, the geeks didn’t lose hope and tried to apply again. This time, it’s a different. Care to venture a guess? If you don’t want to guess, I’ll tell you what the word is. It’s “Retweet”! The phrase used to describe when one user who re-publishes another user’s message in Twitter. This is commonly abbreviated as RT.

We do hope Twitter will succeed this time.

[Via Telegraph.co.uk]

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