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Google Denied Trademark for Nexus One

Mar 19, 2010, 09:04 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Patrizio)

"Google doesn't get embarrassed too often, but the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) just dealt it a loss of face by rejecting its application for a trademark for the Nexus One smartphone.

"The PTO decided on March 9 to decline Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG) request on the grounds it could cause confusion with the mark in U.S. Registration No. 3554195, which belongs to the Oregon company Integra Telecom.

"Integra, a provider of phone, Internet and other telecom services to small and midsized businesses, applied for its trademark in December 2008 for its Nexus fixed bandwidth integrated voice and Internet T1 product."

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