news from The Hollywood Reporter

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Chromia217, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. Chromia217

    Chromia217 I luv Mark Hamill

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2011
    Posts:
    1,186
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +1
  2. G1_Cindersaur

    G1_Cindersaur Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2010
    Posts:
    3,293
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +2
    i see them losing this one...like that brats doll court fight...unless another company is selling robot toys...a court is not going to block a use of a name on a totally unrelated product...hasbro should buy out E-machines...and give their computer systems transformer names..then file the lawsuit and they would then have a case.
     
  3. Waverider

    Waverider Supreme Dude TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2009
    Posts:
    8,362
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Location:
    GTMO
    Likes:
    +139
    Ebay:
    Twitter:
    Google+:
  4. Snark

    Snark Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2011
    Posts:
    1,582
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    157
    Likes:
    +52
    Unless US law is substantially different, ASUS's classification argument isn't as strong as the article makes it out to be.

    Classes of trademarks are for administrative purposes, and have little legal strength.
     
  5. bellpeppers

    bellpeppers A Meat Popsicle

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Posts:
    14,989
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Likes:
    +1,581
    Calling something Transformer Prime is pretty blatant tho. I dunno- maybe not putting the "s" at the end of 'Transformer' will be enough.

    Personally, I think the LG Optimus phone is in bigger violation, because the words "transformer" and "prime" are regular, everyday words and "Optimus" isn't.

    But I'm no legal expert.
     
  6. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2003
    Posts:
    15,979
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    332
    Likes:
    +780
    Optimus is simply a latin word, and has been used many other times in the past for various things (often electronics, in my experience), even before the movies made Transformers a household name again.
     
  7. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2002
    Posts:
    11,689
    News Credits:
    37
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Location:
    Hasbroland, Rhode Island
    Likes:
    +511
    I dunno, my Lowes sells space heaters under a company named "Optimus."
     
  8. x BlackMagnus x

    x BlackMagnus x Is not impressed

    Joined:
    May 16, 2009
    Posts:
    10,457
    News Credits:
    103
    Trophy Points:
    201
    Likes:
    +106
  9. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2002
    Posts:
    11,689
    News Credits:
    37
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Location:
    Hasbroland, Rhode Island
    Likes:
    +511
    His Sig is adawwwwwable.
     

Share This Page