Samsung and LG fight over the “Unpack” word

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LG Electronics are preparing an “Unpack event” and Samsung is very upset about the use of the “Unpack” word in it. The event is meant to announce the LG Optimus G2 in New York next month. However, Samsung sustains that the word was only used for the events unveiling Galaxy products so far, and that LG is plagiarizing. It is true that Samsung used the word combination in some cases, but that doesn’t mean they own the word. Also, Samsung filed a complaint to the Intellectual Property Office, which responded that “unpack” is a common verb and it can be used by anyone. Therefor, it cannot be registered as a trademark.

According to one of our sources, LG stated that the word has been used by others before and that it’s planning to use it only in the invite and not in the name of its media event, anyway. Another source states that the official name of the LG event will be revealed at the end of this month, through the invitations that are going to be sent then. We believe that the smartphone industry must be really important for both companies, if they got to the point of fighting over one word.

LG and Samsung logos

LG and Samsung logos

The LG Optimus G2 is expected to feature Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS, a 5.2-inch display with 1080p video, 3G and LTE. It will probably be available in three versions: 16, 32 or 64GB, extendable via MicroSD card. The price tag might be around 500$. We might be dealing with a 13MP rear camera with OIS (optical image stabilization) and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor. More about the device will be revealed on August 7, at the “Unpack event”. Be sure we will tell you the official name, as soon as we hear about it.

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