HP files for TouchPad trademark - bye bye "PalmPad"? | webOS Nation

HP files for TouchPad trademark - bye bye "PalmPad"?

by Dieter Bohn Wed, 19 Jan 2011 2:33 pm EST

Wondering what HP is going to call these tablets? Wondering what the plan is for the "Palm" brand going forward? Us too. While previously we'd had high hopes for "PalmPad" after HP filed for a trademark on the term back in July, today we learn that they've also filed for a trademark on "TouchPad."

They've said that it applies to, well, darn near everything digital you can think of, from "computer hardware" to "mobile and handheld communications devices for sending and receiving data" to "prerecorded magnetic data carriers featuring software for use in connection with handheld communications devices, namely, mobile phones and smartphones" to "database management software," but to our mind a TouchPad is generally the pointing device on a laptop. 

We'll see what happens on February 9th, obviously, but until then this whole branding question is going to be, well, a question.

Source: uspto; via PocketNow and Engadget