Zoom not Xoom

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  1. supermac96 macrumors 6502a

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    why is it xoom. its should be zoom. does this bug anyone else?
     
  2. xraytech, Apr 6, 2011
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    why is it xylophone. its should be zylophone. does this bug anyone else?

    I love the English language, don't you?

    Xoom is a made up word probably made up by some Motorola marketing genius.
     
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    To be a unique and trademarkable name?
     
  5. hismikeness macrumors regular

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    That's why
     
  6. TheWheelMan macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly. You can't trademark any word from the dictionary (at least you're not supposed to be able to), so for that reason, "Xoom" makes perfect sense. Now a better question for me is, why is it called the "Xoom"? Is that supposed to be a reference to its speed or what?
     
  7. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    :confused:

    Who owns the trademark rights the the word "Zoom"? Any lawyers out there who can clear things up?

    Holy Cow!!! This thread is getting kinda interesting.
     
  8. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    Nobody owns a trademark on the word Zoom ... just as above poster has mentioned ... you cannot Trademark common words.
     
  9. ani23 macrumors 6502

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    Why not?

    Besides motor la has a history of crappy names. Razer rizr etc
     
  10. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    If that is true how did Apple trade mark their name?
     
  11. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    How about Apple?
     
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    Apple does not own a Trademark on the word "Apple" ... here is a link to the US Trademark search tool.

    http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/gate.exe?f=tess&state=4005:3km3ks.1.1

    You can Trademark Phrases, Logos, and obscure made-up words ... words like Banana, Golf, House, Swimming, etc are not available for Trademark.
     
  14. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    Wow!

    I thought this thread was going to be useless. But I'm actually smarter now. Thank you Apple OC :D
     
  15. PCClone macrumors 6502a

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    In a few months, no one will remember how it is spelled or pronounced.
     
  16. TheWheelMan macrumors 6502a

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    Because for any word you trademark, you literally own the word. If Apple had been able to trademark the word "apple," you would literally have to pay them every time the word "apple" was used. That's the entire point of a trademark. It's also why companies like Kleenex implore people not to use the word "Kleenex" as a generic term for facial tissue (which many people do), because if a trademarked word becomes a common term generic term, the trademark is lost.
     
  17. MassacrMan macrumors member

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    iPhone, iPad, and iPod all sound pretty dumb if you ask me.

    But, atleast it isn't as bad as some Samsung Android phones....

    Captivate, fascinate, vibrant, Continuum, etc...
     
  18. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    Ha Ha Ha!!!

    Reminds me when Apple wanted to own the rights to "POD" or was it "i"?
     
  19. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816

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    Marketing trick to get people talking. I'd say it worked pretty well wouldn't you?
     
  20. Smoothness macrumors regular

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    i think someone already owned the rights to ipod and they bought it from them, no?
     
  21. supermac96 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm trademarking orange
     
  22. maflynn Moderator

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    It shouldn't be "zoom", its xoom, because that's what motorola named it the xoom. No it doesn't bug me, I really don't care about the xoom tablet enough to bug me.
     
  23. lionqueen macrumors 6502

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    Whats funny to me is that the companies who name their products things like captivate and fascinate, strike me as trying desperately to have the name make something happen that just isnt going to happen, because the product is inferior. Notice how Apple doesnt name its stuff the "amazing" or the "omfgitsbrilliant" ? They just toss a simple name on it. Ipad.ipod. Iphone. And make the actual PRODUCT amazing, so that then ppl talk about their product, they say "i just got an ipad, you shouldcheck it out, its incredible some of the stuff it can do". Whereas when one buys something by the competition, its "yeah, i just bought the new Exceptional Zoom HD Miraculous. Yeah, its ok I guess. Not many apps though."
     
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    Apparently why the Beatles are in litigation with apple they had the company name first with apple records not sure of the details read it recently
     

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