T-Mobile sues AT&T over Aio logo
While we are not taking sides with this one, we have to give T-Mobile CEO John Legere a thumbs up for his hilarious tweet on the matter. If we had to pick one executive in the industry to keep an eye on, it would be Legere. Willing to thumb his nose at the conventional it should be interesting to watch what he does with T-Mobile over the next few years.
Turning back to the legal action in hand, this is what you might call a nuisance suit, filed just to let AT&T know that T-Mobile is there. We would be very surprised if this legal action isn't settled between the two carriers before it gets even remotely close to a courtroom. Of course, both sides could decide to let Judge Judy sort it out. Aio (which stands for "All in one") is available at the moment in Texas, Georgia and Florida and the suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Texas.
source: FierceWireless via Phandroid
1. clevername (Posts: 1378; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
Shut the front door!!! I can trademark any color and sue someone for it?!
lame these guys need to grow up.
8. xDrizzyXx (Posts: 53; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)
thank you. If apple can do rounded corners, then this is viable by me. Go T-Mobile!!! Oh and also in the article it says AT&T responded to Legere's comments at CES by a full page ad, if I recall correctly, wasn't it T-Mobile who did the ad first? Then AT&T responded.
12. SavageLucy42 (Posts: 196; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)
There is a specific Pantone color that's referred to as "Barbie pink". So yeah you sort of can.
2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 4174; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Oh come on T-Mobile. You seriously trademarked a color? Really?
5. -box- (Posts: 3470; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Why didn't AT&T use orange, or a nice aqua or something different, like silver? AT&T is blue, vzw red, sprint yellow, cricket green, etc.
7. adamross55 (Posts: 14; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)
Its not even the exact same shade of magenta. Its a completely different shade, as explained by Android Police.
9. pookiewood (Posts: 354; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
The shade is different, I'm a color geek just ask my wife, but I love that tweet! Haha!
10. Exile SS (Posts: 38; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)
I'm trademarking the letter "E" anyone using it (written, verbally, or otherwise) without my written permission will be sued!!!
Seriously though this sue happy nation is getting way out of hand....
11. pookiewood (Posts: 354; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
Ahh how dar you do that? How ls am I supposd to spll nigma, gg or outrag?
13. skymitch89 (Posts: 925; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
I would try and use the AIO to my advantage if I were T-Mo. I'd put an ad or something out there that says something like "Wanna know the truth about AIO? Come see a T-Mobile store for details" to try and get customers to come into the T-Mobile stores.
14. networkdood (Posts: 4748; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Wow, T-Mobile takes a page from Apple's litigious playbook...pathetic.