USPTO trademark filings can often provide a window into the business plans of companies and competitors.

Drones and unmanned aerial vehicles are popular subjects for trademark filings in 2014 to date. Amazon made news last last year with its drone plans.

I have no idea how social media and drones could intersect.  But apparently both Facebook and Twitter believe that they could.

Twitter recently filed a trademark application for DRONIE covering many goods and services, including “Vehicles; unmanned vehicles.” See Serial No. 86316533, filed on June 20th.

Just five days later, Facebook filed a trademark application for FACEBOOK covering “Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)“. See Serial No. 86311282.

Where do you see drones and social media intersecting?

 

 


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