Marketing execs around the world can now breathe a collective sigh of relief. It is now safe to call your netbook a netbook again. Psion and Intel have settled the trademark dispute for “Netbook”, in what Psion is calling an “amicable agreement”. Checkout the press release here.
Psion PLC announces that Psion and Intel Corporation have settled the trade mark cancellation and infringement litigation brought in the Northern District of California relating to the Ã¢â‚¬ËœNetbook’ trademark registration.
The litigation has been settled through an amicable agreement under which Psion will voluntarily withdraw all of its trademark registrations for Ã¢â‚¬ËœNetbook’. Neither party accepted any liability. In light of this amicable agreement, Psion has agreed to waive all its rights against third parties in respect of past, current or future use of the Ã¢â‚¬ËœNetbook’ term.
Kudos to Intel and Psion for bringing this issue to an end.