HP Files for “Touchpad” Trademark

By Joseph Mandour on September 23, 2011

Patent Infringement Lawsuit San Diego, CA – In the ever-increasingly saturated market of mobile media devices, evidence suggests that Hewlett Packard (HP) has something new in the works. According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, there has been a recent trademark application filed for “HP Touchpad”, which includes “tablet computers”.

Thus far, there have been no hints on what operating system this new device will be running. Will it possibly be an Android-based device running Honeycomb? The HP webOS tablets are called “Opal” and “Topaz” and its Windows-based devices are called “Slates” by HP. It doesn’t seem as if “Touchpad” is a fit into any of those product lines.

It is also plausible to assume that HP is gradually trying to phase out the Palm trademark that it acquired in 2010 due to negative reviews of the brand. Is the “HP Touchpad” replacing the “PalmPad” trademark which HP filed for in July 2010?

Whatever the path may be, it appears that HP wants to cover all bases.

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