[NTLK] Call for Einstein domain names

Lord Groundhog LordGroundhog at gmail.com
Fri Dec 2 20:09:48 EST 2011

~~~ On 2011/12/03 00:22, Ed Kummel at tech_ed at yahoo.com wrote ~~~

> We need to be very careful with the use of the name "einstein" in any endeavor
> we approach. The reason being is that the trademark holders of Albert Einstein
> (TM), his likeness and his name is owned by a group who vigorously protects
> the trademark. They have been known to attack anybody who uses even the most
> vaguest derivations of "einstein" especially when referencing intelligence or
> genius. 

> Here is a blurb about who owns the trademark:

> "Upon death Einstein
> left his name and image to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a University he
> supported while alive. The royalties from the licensing of his name and any
> products in his likeness now go to the University. The agency that runs
> manages the Einstein brand is very strict and insists that when using the
> name, ŒAlbert Einstein¹, that the trademark  symbol must always be present.
> Albert Einstein is a lucrative trademark that makes millions for the
> University. Apple computer, Disneyland, and many other corporations use his
> name or likeness to sell products."

We certainly don't want to get on the
> wrong side of *THIS* group...

Nice catch, Ed.  It'd be a shame to get tangled up in that kind of fight.
<einnewton.net> is looking more attractive all the time.


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