Smartbook trademark owners not as specifically intelligent as their product

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For some odd reason Slashgear has been using the term smartbook in their posts, a portmanteau that is, arguably, about as descriptive as “sandwichbacon” or “cleverob/gyn” in that it conflates two terms in with the suggestion that other members of its own classification are not equally sandwich-oriented, clever, or smart. While we will forgive them this slip, they just got a fax from the law firm in Germany tasked with protecting this term in the market.

Seriously, Smartbook AG: nobody gives two piffles about the smartbook name. It won’t catch on and your legal wrangling just puts a bad taste in people’s mouths when they hear about it. If I were you I’d pack it up. All this makes you look like foolishponces.

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