News Futuremark tries to trademark 'PWNAGE'

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  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. UncertainGod

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  3. The Infamous Mr D

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    Oh good heavens.
     
  4. Arkanrais

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    epic fail in the making
     
  5. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Does Futuremark even use it in any of their products (and does their line of product expand beyond benchmarking software)?

    Dumber than Fark trying to trademark NSFW.
     
  6. TreeDude

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    Well that came out of nowhere. Considering their benchmarking tools don't mean jack anymore, maybe they go bored?
     
  7. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    No chance of getting it through. Trademarks require that there is no significant prior art relating to the application. Since there is obviously masses of prior art (just look through any game forum, or even lolcats), this is doomed to failure before it even starts.

    Strangely, futuremark should already know this, so I think this is probably just a publicity stunt to draw attention to the fact that they're writing a game. </cynic>
     
  8. kosch

    kosch Trango in the Mango

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    lol I think Futuremark is trying to drum up some free PR for its up coming game to remind everyone that they are still doing stuff.
     
  9. johnmustrule

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    What's gonna happen, everyone's gonna boycott futuremark, taht's what! this reminds me of when apple wanted to tradmark the "I-anyhing stuff" I doub't such a commonly used word will be tradmarked or stay that way, considering WOOT just officialy made it into the english language, no kidding.
     
  10. Dreaming

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    Completely agree on both points.
     
  11. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    Thats what I thought then reading Tim's article. No chance of a common word getting a trademark.
     
  12. Mankz

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    I hope the get pwned.

    noobs.
     
  13. Mr T

    Mr T 4 Left Into Long 3 Right

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    Personally i hate the word and wish it would go away :p
     
  14. pendragon

    pendragon I pickle they

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    what he said ^^^

    in any event, this smacks of a P.R. stunt to me
     
  15. yuusou

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    *runs the latest 3d mark on pc*
    HAHAHA j00 PC HAS BEEN PWND BY OUR 1337 PROGRAMZ0RZ!!!!111one11eleven1
    *dies*
     
  16. specofdust

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    Agreed. This can only go badly for them.
     
  17. Kipman725

    Kipman725 When did I get a custom title!?!

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    1337 can never be trademarked as it's a number. Thats why intell switched from 486 to pentium because they couldn't trademark a number so others produced 468's aswell. Some of them far faster than intells. I have a IBM "586" which could run at 140MHz and basicly raped all but the fastest pentium. Runing with high bus speeds made my system a tad unstable though.
     
  18. metarinka

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    I thought porsche successfully trademarked 911, or more importantly won a court case against another car company for the 911 moniker. Of course that was like 70 years ago?

    at any rate this is pretty pointless, especially seeing how pure pwnage has been around for awhile, the real debate is whether it's pronounced Pone, or own
     
  19. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    When I first start at bit-tech I heard it pronouned poon-age. That surprised me a lot. Up north a pooner is someone who sniffs bicycle seats for sexual pleasure. It took a bit of getting used to hearing that.
     
  20. UncertainGod

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    That took me as well.

    Been down this end of the country for a year, love the people, hate the soft dialect.
     
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