10.28.09 | No Comments

On October 9, 2009, Lucasfilm Ltd., the American production company founded by Star Wars creator George Lucas, filed to protect the trademark Droid in relation to “wireless communications devices, including, mobile phones, cell phones, hand held devices and personal digital assistants, accessories and parts therefor, and related computer software and wireless telecommunications programs; mobile digital electronic devices for the sending and receiving of telephone calls, electronic mail, and other digital data, for use as a digital format audio player, and for use as a handheld computer, electronic organizer, electronic notepad, and digital camera; downloadable ring tones and screen savers; cameras, pagers and calling cards” and “communication services, namely, transmission of voice, audio, visual images and data by telecommunications networks, wireless communication networks, the Internet, information services networks and data networks; wireless communications services”.

Mork initially thought that this might be an indication of a massive impending lawsuit, given the new phone. But a close inspection of the legal text on Motorola’s Droid Website reveals a licensing deal between the two companies:

“DROID is a trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. and its related companies. Used under license.”

Mork wonders what other licensing deals Lucasfilm might have in the works. The Samsung Solo? The LG IG-88? The Nokia Boss Nass?

Other posts in this category:

On January 16, 2010, a dubious Delaware-based company called IP Application Development LLC filed to protect the trademark .

Sky Commanders
On September 28, 2009, US-based multinational toy company .

On June 26, 2008, Atari Interactive, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infogames, filed to protect the trademark .

On February 5, 2008, wireless phone developer .

On February 5, 2008, Apple Inc.

Share and Enjoy: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.

speak up

You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Characters and content is Copyright © 2007-2009 Trademork.com: trademark oddities, information and news by Mork. All rights reserved.