Snipped from the "HomePage of the Brain"..
Formerly Known as DrainBrain, Ebike Amp-Hour Meter
End of Name Announcement, April 2007:
So what could be more exciting than receiving three registered letters from a law firm on the same day? Hard to say. But it turns out that another company had registered the trademark "Brain Drain" for a power/amp-hour meter in the summer of 2005. That's not DrainBrain, but "Brain Drain", which isn't even a cute play on words, although fair enough that there would be confusion between the two. I didn't register any trademark. So, we're going to have to come up with a new name, and I'm going to tap into the community of users and ebikers once again to help find it. Stay tuned for an announcement of a new naming contest for the V2 DB device, and let the creative juices start flowing.
, Reid.. you REALLY called it!
It sucks that Justin now has to come up with a new name for the device formerly known as DrainBrain (perfect descriptive), but easier and cheaper than paying lawyers to go into legal battle, I guess.
I can't help but wonder if there might be some protection for him, and the name "DrainBrain".. considering that the DB's name was
conceived in the public domain at about the same time -or just before- the name "Brain Drain" was trademarked.
While I didn't have anything to do with it's release, I can't help but feel that our collective intellectual property has been snatched.
Anyway, get yer thinking caps on!