Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by messenger13, Jan 8, 2010.
Read the article.
It's worth a chuckle...
Could you imagine Googles legal team
They'll lose - Google will throw them some money to shut up probably. I mean, they are worth $220 Billion.
It makes me laugh though, with the amount of lawsuits I have seen over the last 2 years the one which I am most interested in is Nokia Vs Apple - it's like watching two children fratch.
You know, from my perspective, it's a stretch for sure. But at the same time, if I lived and breathed Blade Runner and K. Dick in general, I can see how my mind would immediately snap to that.
Still, that doesn't extend to thinking that around the boardroom meeting, everyone was all winks and tongue in cheek and 'Nexus One, we know where we got that from.' I think it's simply agreement that Nexus is a cool word, and even maybe hidden somewhere in someone at Google's mind, he's seen Blade Runner enough that there's a subconscious connection between the words android and nexus. Still, I certainly don't think that any consumer is thinking that this means the phone is somehow endorsed by the Blade Runner universe. It involves way too many steps and leaps, compared to, say, the Verizon Droid. That's an example I can see why LucasArts needed to have its trademark respected. It's a more obvious reference and callback to everyone's memories of Star Wars, and Verizon's handling of the brand could potentially affect LucasArts' brand. Which is the point of laws like these.
I think the laws are stupid. Seriously. It's a completely different industry, with nothing to do with movies/books. Are they going to sue everything that is robotic related with the word nexus? In that case they need to sue blizzard too cuz Nexus is in StarCraft.
That was my point, this example doesn't count as infringement. I was trying to provide a more legitimate example that shows why the law does make sense in some cases, and should exist.
In that case I'm going to sue everyone with my name that was born after me! This is lame...
You mean you're gonna get sued for holding a name someone else had..