While going through my usual read lists of the feeds I got a heading from Engadget which had the following title
now if you have been following the Pakistani tech scene for some time most of you would be aware of the hype and excitement Scrybe generated in the local IT Industry.
their innovating flash based product was not only noticed all over the world but it was appreciated and was termed as the next step in web apps by many of the renowned bloggers including Michael Arrington of TechCrunch
and by Robert Scoble on Scobelizer
and CNet went as far as to term it the Demo of Gods
following this they were funded by Adobe (first for a Pakistani Firm to be funded by such a corporation ) and LMKR
However unfortunately we did not hear a lot from them after these huge waves, their blog has been silent for a long time. And though the site is functional and i can still use it for my calendar but there is no more activity.
How ever all this aside, I am sure that Scrybe did get their trademarks registered because without it, it would not have been possible for Adobe or any other firm to invest in it. and the tm on top of their logo also suggest it
How can some other firm and that too some one as high profile as Synaptics can ignore this while naming their product google Scrybe still returns as the iScrybe site as the top most result, what went through their initial research still eludes me. and for my untrained eye and legal sense this is a clear infringement of copyright
In my personal opinion Scrybe (iScrybe) should go after them with litigation if they can.
As researched and mentioned by our long time reader Anthony here apparently iScrybe did not register a trademark and it was open for grabs googling scrybe still results as iScrybe as the first hit though.
here is his comment which i think should be made part of original post.
Scrybe had its trademark application filed September 24, 2009. It received trademark 77834002. The trademark is live and belongs to Synaptics Incorporated. There is only one live trademark for Scrybe. There is no trademark issued for iScrybe.
It appears that iScrybe did not register a trademark, in favour of attempting to use Scrybe as an unregistered trademark, as the â€˜TMâ€™ above indicates.