Google Setback: Nexus One Trademark Denied
Well, this is inconvenient: the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected Google‘s application to trademark the name “Nexus One,” on the grounds that it sounds too similar to an existing product.
Geek.com: “The application was refused because of “likelihood of confusion” with an existing trademark of the word “Nexus”, which was registered by Integra Telecom, a telecommunication services company, in 2008.”
Google plans to challenge the decision; Integra, for its part, told Computerworld that “it appreciates that the USPTO is protecting its trademark rights. It also said it hopes to work the matter out with Google.”