First off, a mea culpa is in order, I was trying to split off some posts into their own thread so that they could have the front page exposure they deserve, and managed to delete them instead.
So, I'm left with reproducing them as best I can from the cached pages in my browser (thank the powers that be for browser caches!)
This was originally posted by Nate the great, who is quickly living up to his moniker!
Originally Posted by Nate the great
Warning: the trademark queries won't work. Sorry
So I am a little bored, and have nothing better to do. I did a trademark search on "Whispernet" and "Kindle". I was inspired to do this by the manual.
Whispernet was trademarked back in May 2007. The process was begun, at least. There are actually seven entries for Whispernet. All may apply to the Amazon Kindle.I don't know. Six were filed for a guy named Mark Cheikhali of New Jersey - all on 22 May 2007. The other one was filed on 23 May by the corporation that holds the trademark to "Kindle". Does he work for them or did he beat them to the punch? I'm not telling.
description of second from the top:
Wireless broadband communication services; text and numeric wireless digital messaging services; communication via wireless ebook reader
Kindle was trademarked in May 2006.
Portable electronic device for receiving and reading text and images and sound through wireless Internet access and for displaying electronically published materials, namely, books, journals, newspapers, magazines, multimedia presentations; computer hardware and software in the field of text, image and sound transmission and display
The kindle trademark is owned by a corporation with an address just outside Seattle. It occurs to me that Amazon is based in Seattle. I'm sure that's just a coincidence.
P.S. The attached pictures are the actual trademarks.
P.P.S. If anyone from Amazon is reading this, yes I can be bribed to not reveal any more info. I want one of the first Kindles.
Here are the trademark records:
@Nate: I couldn't save the images you attached, if you wouldn't mind reattaching them to this thread, I'd appreciate it.