It seems that Psion’s trademark ownership for the term “netbook” has been confirmed by no less than Google. JKontherun was informed by Psion that Google has investigated the trademark ownership because of it’s impact to Google’s ad network. After the confirmation, it looks like that ad customers will not be able to use netbook as a term in Google ads.
With all the promotion to the term netbook that has been going on to the point it has become a byword, I also wonder like JKontherun what will now be the better term as replacement?
Maybe Psion can just let us use the term and just go after those who would actually use it as a name of a product. Reminds me of Frigidaire and refrigerator which I sometimes use interchangeably.