GPE trademark rejected March 28, 2008Posted by Florian in GPE, LinuxToGo, Source.
Some weeks ago the USPTO rejected the GPE trademark again – finally!
This is great news for the GPE project which really suffered from this situation. The latest entries in the ‘prosecution history’ look nice:
2008-02-27 – Notification Of Final Refusal Emailed
2008-02-27 – Final refusal e-mailed
2008-02-27 – Final Refusal Written
The complete attempt by Mr. France to register GPE as his personal trademark is publicly available at the USPTO website. Some background information can be found in this article. The handhelds.org website still claims several trademarks, but the related project become more and more obsolete. The hh.o bootloader is used for ancient hardware only or replaced by U-Boot and ipkg gets replaced by the much better maintained OPKG. Its a little bit sad that the Opie projects are not that active any more though…