Coming Out of Left Field

Friday, June 25, 2004

A geek is a geek ...

... is infringing on a trademark, apparently. At least, that's what two companies are saying about each other:

That geek mystique: Two firms fight for nerdish label

Their dispute sounds a little silly to me. As the story points out, the word geek has been around for a while. Unlike Kleenex, Xerox, etc. it wasn't coined for a particular brand or even type of product. Good thing, too, because then I'd owe someone royalties -- although, given that my readership isn't that big, I can probably afford to settle out of court.

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