Porn Giant Vivid to Take Legal Action Over HTC Vivid Name

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bunga28

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No chance that it (vivid ent.) will win. zero, zip, dipadood, nope; no chance in hell or on earth. Vivid is an English word describing strong, clear impression or chroma. It's not ubiquitous. I think there a few similar cases that were thrown out by the judges. (I don't remember the specific, but I do know that they were thrown out.)
 

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Calm down guys, no reason to get antsy right off the bat, simply ask them if they can change the name...

Don't go straight into trying to make this a court case.

I highly doubt HTC wants the phones named after porn anyways. -.-
 

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reminds me of a situation where a strip club was called rolex. rolex the watch maker sued them and many other users of the name rolex. eventually the club changed its name to lex.
 

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I think that Vivid entertainment should stand up for themselves and show some spunk. Fortunately the HTC Vivid is not 3D enabled or we might really see a messy courtroom drama; Otherwise it could give whole new meaning to coming at you in 3D
 

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[citation][nom]zoemayne[/nom]reminds me of a situation where a strip club was called rolex. rolex the watch maker sued them and many other users of the name rolex. eventually the club changed its name to lex.[/citation]Except that "Rolex" is a brand name, not an often-used English adjective. That's like Apple suing grocery stores for marketing fruit under their trademarked name...although I wouldn't put that past Apple's lawyers.
 

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[citation][nom]alchemy69[/nom]Bad news for the forthcoming Samsung Bang Bros[/citation]
Samsung? what about Nintendo's upcoming "Super Bang Bros 3D"
 

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That lawsuit is a waste of time. Vivid should just make a porn streaming application for android and HTC should bundle them with HTC Vivid. That way, everybody wins.
 

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They probably don't expect to win, they just expect to get media coverage and more exposure (pardon the pun).
 

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What a bunch of retards. It;s a model name. Has nothing to do with Porn. The Porn business must be taking a noise dive!!!
 

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[citation][nom]dalauder[/nom]Except that "Rolex" is a brand name, not an often-used English adjective. That's like Apple suing grocery stores for marketing fruit under their trademarked name...although I wouldn't put that past Apple's lawyers.[/citation]

Sad things is, Apple has already done that. Except it was with the apple symbol for the supermarket.
 
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