German company Smartbook AG makes every effort to prevent other manufacturers from using the already popular term "smartbook", which refers to portable computers with the size of a netbook and the performance of a laptop.
She has already managed to get a ban on the chip maker Qualcomm and popular Internet resource EE Times. Wherein, Smartbook AG insists that he owns the exclusive rights to use this term not only in Germany (as the court ruled earlier), but also in many countries in Western and Eastern Europe, as well as Asia.
Qualcomm и EE Times They said they would try to challenge the court's decision.
Such proceedings are not new. Relatively recently there was already a court between the companies psion и Intel, about the rights to the term "netbook".