Nextel Claims Trademarks On "Push To Talk" And "PTT"

Nextel Claims Trademarks On "Push To Talk" And "PTT"

Post by The Dawn Soliloq » Sun, 24 Aug 2003 09:32:56

Maybe it's old news, but if not, you guys and gals have to see this.

Beginning of excerpt.

http://www.forbes.com/markets/newswire/2003/06/20/rtr1006950.html

Nextel Claims Trademarks On "Push To Talk" And "PTT"

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nextel Communications Inc. said Friday it would use
trademark law to stop emerging rivals of its 10-year-old walkie-talkie service
from using the term "push-to-talk" to describe their products.

But lawyers said Nextel, the No. 5 U.S. wireless telephone company and so far
the only one to offer a feature on a phone that allows customers to talk at
the push of a button, could face an uphill battle to protect the term.

"You can't use trademark law to remove words from the dictionary and prevent
their ordinary use," said Steven Bauer, a partner in the intellectual property
group at Boston law firm Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault.

End of excerpt.

I guess I'll need to scrape PTT of of my Yaesu VX-5R. I hope I don't damage
too much plastic.

Does Nextel employee anyone with a brain?

Regards.

Never say never.
Nothing is absolute.

 
 
 

Nextel Claims Trademarks On "Push To Talk" And "PTT"

Post by The Dawn Soliloq » Sun, 24 Aug 2003 11:01:39


Pardon me, my slippage is showing.

"Does Nextel EMPLOY anyone with a brain"?

A Jungian slip. (pardon the pun)

Regards.



>Does Nextel employee anyone with a brain?

Never say never.
Nothing is absolute.
 
 
 

Nextel Claims Trademarks On "Push To Talk" And "PTT"

Post by Frank Dresse » Sun, 24 Aug 2003 12:13:16



Quote:> Maybe it's old news, but if not, you guys and gals have to see this.

> Beginning of excerpt.

> http://www.forbes.com/markets/newswire/2003/06/20/rtr1006950.html

> Nextel Claims Trademarks On "Push To Talk" And "PTT"

> NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nextel Communications Inc. said Friday it would use
> trademark law to stop emerging rivals of its 10-year-old walkie-talkie
service
> from using the term "push-to-talk" to describe their products.

[snip]

Walkie-Talkie?  Uh, oh.  Some Nextel dope forget to trademark that!!

The White Sox sold the naming rights to thier taxpayer financed stadium to
some cellphone company.  We call it The Cell!  Or The Sell!!  Much easier
than babbleing the phrase no normal human has ever used -- "US Cellular
Field", everytime you want to say Sox Park.

Frank Dresser

 
 
 

Nextel Claims Trademarks On "Push To Talk" And "PTT"

Post by Frank Dresse » Mon, 25 Aug 2003 02:12:28



Quote:> Maybe it's old news, but if not, you guys and gals have to see this.

> Beginning of excerpt.

> http://www.forbes.com/markets/newswire/2003/06/20/rtr1006950.html

http://www.despair.com/demotivators/frownonthis.html

Frank Dresser

 
 
 

Nextel Claims Trademarks On "Push To Talk" And "PTT"

Post by Llgp » Mon, 25 Aug 2003 02:51:22

>Subject: Re: Nextel Claims Trademarks On "Push To Talk" And "PTT"

>Date: 8/23/2003 12:12 PM Central Daylight Time



>> Maybe it's old news, but if not, you guys and gals have to see this.

>> Beginning of excerpt.

>> http://www.forbes.com/markets/newswire/2003/06/20/rtr1006950.html

>http://www.despair.com/demotivators/frownonthis.html

>Frank Dresser

One thing is certain, there never has been, nor will there be a shortage of
idiots. This case has even less of a chance than Fox News which learned a hard
lesson yesterday.........Fair and Balanced my ass!!! That is pretty much what
Al Franken thought as his book shot to no.1!!!!!

Les Locklear
Gulfport, Ms.

 
 
 

Nextel Claims Trademarks On "Push To Talk" And "PTT"

Post by Frank Dresse » Mon, 25 Aug 2003 03:28:37


Quote:

> One thing is certain, there never has been, nor will there be a shortage
of
> idiots. This case has even less of a chance than Fox News which learned a
hard
> lesson yesterday.........Fair and Balanced my ass!!! That is pretty much
what
> Al Franken thought as his book shot to no.1!!!!!

> Les Locklear
> Gulfport, Ms.

Dr. E.L. Kersten put it well:

http://www.despair.com/idiocy.html

Frank Dresser

 
 
 

Nextel Claims Trademarks On "Push To Talk" And "PTT"

Post by The Dawn Soliloq » Mon, 25 Aug 2003 07:48:34

:-(?

It will take a little getting used to. Somehow, it's just not the same.

LOL

Regards.





>> Maybe it's old news, but if not, you guys and gals have to see this.

>> Beginning of excerpt.

>> http://www.forbes.com/markets/newswire/2003/06/20/rtr1006950.html

>http://www.despair.com/demotivators/frownonthis.html

>Frank Dresser

Never say never.
Nothing is absolute.
 
 
 

Nextel Claims Trademarks On "Push To Talk" And "PTT"

Post by radiok3 » Mon, 25 Aug 2003 09:14:47

Now, the burning question....
will they register their trademark on "on-off" and "volume"
 
 
 

Nextel Claims Trademarks On "Push To Talk" And "PTT"

Post by The Dawn Soliloq » Mon, 25 Aug 2003 10:44:44

LOL, ROTFL. Great post.

While looking to verify that ROTFL was the preferred mnemonic for "roll on the
floor laughing", I found this amusing page.

http://www.redwaveradio.com/***/  



>Now, the burning question....
>will they register their trademark on "on-off" and "volume"

Never say never.
Nothing is absolute.