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Dell Wants Cloud Computing Trademark

Dell's Patent Trademark of the Buzzword "Cloud Computing" Has Been Allowed, But Hasn't Been Registered

Dell, it appears, put in its papers with the US Patent and Trademark Office in March of last year to trademark the buzzword “Cloud Computing.” Its application quietly passed through the Opposition Stage a few months ago unopposed and thus it is now at the point that it’s been allowed but hasn’t been registered. Dell has six months to use it or lose it. Presumably it could do that in connection its Dell Cloud Computing Solutions consultancy unless somebody successfully points out that it’s a generic expression.

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