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Submission + - Best Buy Flexes Legal Muscles Over "Geek" Word (itproportal.com) 1

siliconbits writes: US Electronics retailer Best Buy has been slow but steady in the fight to protect its Geek Squad trademark but some are wondering whether the 800-lbs gorilla of tech retailing sector is not going too far in its war to right some wrongs.
The word "Geek" is a century-old word that used to mean a fool or crazy but has, since the beginning of the 1980's, been associated with fans of technology in general and computers in particular.
That hasn't prevented a number of geek-related themed companies from being hit over the last decade by Best Buy's legal team including Geek Housecalls, Rent a Geek, Geek Rescue, Speak with A Geek and, not surprisingly, archrival Newegg.

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Best Buy Flexes Legal Muscles Over "Geek" Word

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