Today I learned: Apple owns a trademark in their new-ish programming language, #swift, for which they applied in 2014. tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showfie

The *other* Swift programming language (swift-lang.org) was first released in **2007** and has been in active use ever since. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swift_(p

This isn't legal advice, but that *sure* seems like Apple's swift™ would be subject to a pretty serious challenge

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@codesections also, remember that Apple Computer Inc. weren't the first ones to name their company Apple? — but nevertheless they own the trademark now, *and* are boldly in the music business

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Trademark.. a horror show.

Recent remarkable story, how Amazon rebranded the un-trademarked but popular "Acme Klein Bottles" to a shady business called "Amvoom", without the original owner having any say in his shop being hijacked.

news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2

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