Monday, September 12, 2005

Nano Nano

Mork may not have trademarked "Nano," but how is it that Creative didn't when they released their Zen Nano Plus back in April 2005?

Along comes the iPod nano almost six months later and... nothing, no controversy. Could it possibly be because one is capitalized and the other isn't?

If I was, say, Mazda, could I make a Mazda prius and not upset Toyota? I don't think so. Could Creative have been so stupid as to not protect the name? Perhaps, for some reason, they couldn't? Is "nano" in the public domain?

I'm sure the matter has been vetted by Apple's legal team, so there must be something basic here that I'm misunderstanding.


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