Arduino Trademark

I presume from this:
http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/gate.exe?f=searchss&state=4009:didb8a.1.1
(Search for Arduino)
the name Arduino is now a trademark.

Can someone confirm this? Does this mean we can now shout at ebay sellers who are selling fake ones? ;D
It really annoys me to see people having problems with their ‘arduino’ when it is a clone board and having being made with cheap components it is of a bad quality and gives them problems.

Mowcius

Can someone confirm this?

That’s what it looks like to me.

Does this mean we can now shout at ebay sellers who are selling fake ones?

The trademark owner certainly can. I don’t know if it will do much good for you and I to shout.

I don’t know if it will do much good for you and I to shout.

Oh it’ll make me feel better after a bad day ;D

Since no one filed an objection within the 30 day period after the
publication notice the only thing left to do is to file a statement
of use (SOU) or extension request within six months of the notice
of allowance. IIRC you can file up to five extension requests.
Since the SOU is trivial to file I would be surprised if they
didn’t file it immediately.

If properly enforced this will be very good for consumers.

(* jcl *)

If properly enforced this will be very good for consumers.

Yes it will. It won’t stop them selling boards that are crap quality but ‘arduino compatible’ though. This is bad ebay sellers I’m talking about here, not implying that arduino compatible boards are normally crap.

Mowcius

Arduino is a trademark in the US now.
It was already registered in the rest of the world.

We’re also working on a new logo which will also make it more clear when somebody is blatantly cloning a board versus making their own version of it.

We’re also working on a new logo which will also make it more clear when somebody is blatantly cloning a board versus making their own version of it.

Sounds good!