Twitter debuted their new logo yesterday, but there’s already a problem…
Mark Zuckerberg‘s Meta has already registered an “X” logo in connection to
online social networking services” and “social networking services in the fields of entertainment, gaming, and application development.“
(Unicode is an international computing standard in which every character or symbol has a specific numerical value that can be used across platforms.)
The new logo is also nearly identical to the lowercase x in the Monotype font “Special Alphabet 4.”
Josh Gerben, a trademark lawyer, said a logo needed to be unique and distinctive in some way to be trademarked with the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Meta’s “X” logo in its trademark filings looks different from the one Musk put on Twitter’s website. Meta’s “X” looks like two arrows with rounded ends pointing inwards — one white and one blue — while Twitter’s “X” is a black-and-white angular rendition.
But Twitter could run into some hurdles given that it wants to use its X for social-networking purposes, similar to what was stated in Meta’s filings.
And didn’t Elon accuse Zuckerberg of Threads being similar to Twitter?— Danny Rafferty (DJRiffRaff) (@DJRiffRaff) July 25, 2023
Wow! It really is true; “every Republican accusation, is a confession”…
Elon's other choices for a new Twitter symbol: pic.twitter.com/RzgVi6YNoA— Paul Rudnick (@PaulRudnickNY) July 23, 2023
(via Business Insider)