January 23, 2007
Brand Names: Is Zune Vs. Zunior a Trademark Conflict?
There’s an interesting post on the WIRED blog, written by Eliot Van Buskirk and Sean Michaels. The post discusses a potential trademark dispute between the Microsoft Zune brand name and the Zunior brand name, which is also a music-related service.
This may or may not be a trademark conflict. If it is, it will be interesting to see how Microsoft handles it.
Since "Zunior" was the childhood nickname of Dave Ullrich, who runs Zunior.com, Van Buskirk asks if anyone can think of other company names derived from nicknames. He thought of Napster as an example (named after Shawn Fanning's "nappy" hair). Can you think of any others?
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