After Google was refused the trademark of the term “Android” back on August 20th, 2008, the news about the situation calmed and it seemed as if Google had given up. Now we have received word that Google’s attorneys are appealing the decision before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
We can see that Google will fight this to the death because even though they were denied the trademark, the Google’s brand guidelines clearly state, “Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions.” We say this is a pretty nice try, but it will take more than that to scare others away. With so many different items and definitions to the word Android, it’s going to be pretty hard for them to swing this one.[Via uspto]