The US patent office has not allowed Google to get the word ‘Glass’ trademarked. Google had applied for the ‘Glass’ trademark during last year but the US Patent office has rejected the request on two ground, the Wall Street Journal has reported.
The Patent office said that it would lead to confusion between Google Glass and other software from other tech companies e.g SmartGlass from Microsoft. The Patent office also observed that the word ‘Glass’ is a generic word and can not be trademarked much like a brick or a meta or similar things.
Google has challenged these objections in a detailed 1928 page long letter to the patent office trying to elaborate that it will not cause any confusion. The letter from Google lawyers also says that the interpretation of the word Glass as “merely descriptive” is not accurate. “The frame and display components of the Glass device do not consist of glass at all,” the letter reads.
Google has already got a trademark for ‘Google Glass’. The patent office has yet to reach a final judgement on Glass.