Netbook creator Psion won another battle in its war against casual use of the term "netbook" this week as Google banned the term from its lucrative ad network. Seriously now, what should we call them?
JK on the Run was in touch with Psion recently, and let it be known that Google had completed an investigation into the trademark claim. The result is Google officially recognises the fact that "netbook" is a protected trademark.
"Google does these investigations as they are impacted when they run ads on their network. The determination by Google that the term "netbook" is duly registered and protected has prompted them to inform their ad customers that the term can no longer be used in Google ads," wrote JK's James Kendrick.