Begoggle: So Microsoft will be greenlighting unfunny, incorrect, and outdated headlines?
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HeartBurnKid: Begoggle: So Microsoft will be greenlighting unfunny, incorrect, and outdated headlines?No, that's the admins. Microsoft will, instead, ignore blatant trolls in the comments (sometimes engaging in trolling themselves under an alt) and ban people who out the trolls.
Nicholas D. Wolfwood: How like a hipster to think that the '60s milieu is the only context for 'mod'.'Case mods' and 'Mk I Mod 0 eyeball', for example, would like a word...
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HeartBurnKid: [playfuldroidz.com image 800x439][cdn.steampowered.com image 460x215]Yeah, no trademark board in their right mind would grant this.So the USPTO will, of course, give it and demand that Cyanogen, Valve, and a whole host of others pay Microsoft retroactive damages for their infringement.
wildcardjack: Does the USPTO ever just say no?
Premeditated_Road_Rage: Why don't they drop this stupid idea and go back to their original plans of trademarking 1 and 0? That would cover all their bases in one blanket sweep.
the_sidewinder: wildcardjack: Does the USPTO ever just say no?A) They haven't said yesB) Most of the Trademark applications around "MOD" involve another MS product, so the claim would be that Windows MOD (as an example) would be the MS Trademark
Snarfangel: Do you know who else tried to trademark MOD?/modwin
SmackLT: [www.fiftiesweb.com image 200x216]The defense rests, your honor
OtherLittleGuy: SmackLT: [www.fiftiesweb.com image 200x216]The defense rests, your honorThe spinoff features have worthy features as well:[www.clear.co.id image 660x907]
MrSteve007: Makes sense. They couldn't get the trademark for the "Metro" interface, in reference to their Windows 8 UI - so they've been calling it the "Modern" interface to describe it, but nobody really knows what it's called.I wouldn't be surprised if it becomes the new branding for the RT operating system & devices.
red5ish: Maybe they should trademark "ugly" because they've cornered the market on that with the Windows 8 UI.
poot_rootbeer: Open Source hackers will call their knockoff implementation 'S3M', in a very obscure reference that few will appreciate.
Nicholas D. Wolfwood: FrancoFile: Nicholas D. Wolfwood:How like a hipster to think that the '60s milieu is the only context for 'mod'.'Case mods' and 'Mk I Mod 0 eyeball', for example, would like a word...Pot, kettle. Also, welcome to Fark.Read TFA. We don't know what 'mod' stands for, if anything. Could be that MS deliberately wants an ambiguous term.Point. I *am* getting kinda tired about the Patent and Trademark Office being dumber than a bag of hammers, though. *Really* tired of that shiat.My comment, though, was just a dig at subby, whose headline seemed to suffer from tunnel vision regarding the context of 'Mod'./And now I'm getting nostalgic for Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In's old 'It's a Mod, Mod World' segment. Ah, the sixties!
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