Apr 1st 2008 9:37PM In an effort to assist you in this matter, I have used my expertise to dismantle any claim T-Mobile or DTAG have against Weblogs, Inc or Engadget Mobile.
The color that T-Mobile has a trademark on that is used with great consistency throughout their branding elements, marketing materials, etc carries the following characteristics: 6% Cyan, 100% Magenta, 27% Yellow and 0% Black. The Engadget Mobile logo and branding elements do not share the same color characteristics as they hold a range, including the following: 1% Cyan, 99% Magenta, 1% Yellow and 0% Black as well as 5% Cyan, 68% Magenta, 0% Yellow and 0% Black. However, nowhere in the Engadget colors is the same color that T-Mobile uses present at all. I spent a good bit of time sampling colors from various segments of the Engadget Mobile logo.
In light of this fact, it would be evident that neither T-Mobile, nor its parent company DTAG has any claim of trademark infringement and subsequently, no right or protection to demand the cessation of the use of the color by Engadget Mobile or its parent Weblogs, Inc.
Wow that was a waste of time! Hope my T-Mobile account doesn't get canceled. =(
Mar 23rd 2008 9:55PM YEAH! Happy Birthday. I visit your site too many times a day (along with Autoblog, Luxist and a few others). You guys are responsible for countless thousands upon thousands of dollars that I've wasted on new gizmos and gadgets I read about here. Least you could do is hook me up with the tickets to say thank you!
Keep up the good work! =)
Mar 23rd 2008 3:07PM Weeee, one of my tips made it on.
I like the wheels, but I would probably do something different with this. Gun metal forged spoke wheels perhaps.