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    Apparently Verizon and Motorola are paying commission to use the name 'Droid' from Lucasfilm Ltd. That's a pretty general word (now a days) to trademark, but I guess back in the 70's Lucas figured it would be a lucrative thing to do. He was right.

    See the bottom of any official page that lists information on the Droid:
    http://mediacenter.motorola.com/cont...&NewsAreaID=22


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    Re: "Droid" is a trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. REALLY?

    Yeah i bet lucasfilm is making a bunch of money off of that now. I would have copyrighted everything i could from that movie if i was them.



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    Re: "Droid" is a trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. REALLY?

    I noticed this the other day and thought it was funny.



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    Re: "Droid" is a trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. REALLY?

    I think our Gov't is retarded for letting people trademark words in the first place.... just like patents on "gestures".... but of course anything retarded the Gov't will do....



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    Re: "Droid" is a trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. REALLY?

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisoverly View Post
    I think our Gov't is retarded for letting people trademark words in the first place.... just like patents on "gestures".... but of course anything retarded the Gov't will do....
    Well I'm gonna trademark GadgetRick. Sell some t-shirts or something.



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    Re: "Droid" is a trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. REALLY?

    Indeed Mr. Lucas is/was a smart man. I wonder if he trademarked Wookie perhaps Verizon will release the Wookie next.
    http://droidboards.com
    Droid news and user forums
    http://zune4all.com



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    Re: "Droid" is a trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. REALLY?

    Quote Originally Posted by pvignola View Post
    Indeed Mr. Lucas is/was a smart man. I wonder if he trademarked Wookie perhaps Verizon will release the Wookie next.
    This is all I could find

    Word Mark WOOKIE
    Goods and Services (CANCELLED) IC 028. US 022. G & S: TOY ACTION FIGURES. FIRST USE: 19770411. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19770419
    Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
    Serial Number 73136828
    Filing Date August 8, 1977
    Current Filing Basis 1A
    Original Filing Basis 1A
    Registration Number 1111844
    Registration Date January 23, 1979
    Owner (REGISTRANT) TWENTIETH CENTURY-FOX FILM CORPORATION CORPORATION DELAWARE 10201 W. PICO BLVD. LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA 90064
    Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
    Type of Mark TRADEMARK
    Register PRINCIPAL
    Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
    Cancellation Date July 30, 1985



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    Wow, that's crazy. I wonder how much they pay to use it.



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    Re: "Droid" is a trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. REALLY?

    but is it the droid we are looking for?



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    Re: "Droid" is a trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. REALLY?

    Quote Originally Posted by wtfman View Post
    but is it the droid we are looking for?





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    Quote Originally Posted by GadgetRick View Post
    Well I'm gonna trademark GadgetRick. Sell some t-shirts or something.
    No how about just copy righting the word "Gadget" . . . that is closer to the broadness that this copyright covers . . . think of all the people who would have to pay you royalty's then



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    Re: "Droid" is a trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. REALLY?

    Of course it is. I dont understand all these people complaining about this, how ridiculous, it is only BECAUSE of Lucas that the term droid exists. Get over it and pay your dues. When youve made a 3 billion dollar empire, then you can charge for whatever words you want to own



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