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Twitter's new bird logo
By Dave Winer on Wednesday, June 06, 2012 at 2:01 PM.
A picture named tweetie.gifFirst, I am not a lawyer. :-) permalink
But I suspect that Twitter is reinforcing the visual image of the bird, it's shape and color, and style, because it knows it can't defend the words twitter or tweet as trademarks. They're becoming part of the language too quickly. Just as Google couldn't defend the word "blogger" as a trademark. It's way too generic. I'm a blogger, even though I don't use any of their software.  permalink
Doug Bowman: "There's no longer a need for text, bubbled typefaces, or a lowercase 't' to represent Twitter." permalink
That text must have been heavily reviewed and debated and fought over by trademark lawyers from coast to coast.  permalink
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