[Ads-l] Chegg

Nancy Friedman wordworking at GMAIL.COM
Thu Apr 30 17:18:08 EDT 2020


Chegg filed a trademark application with USPTO for "A Smarter Way to
Student" in January 2017. The trademark was registered in February 2018.
The filing does not include any disclaimers or exclusions for the word
"student."
https://trademark.trademarkia.com/a-smarter-way-to-student-87295240.html

Btw, here's the company's explanation of the CHEGG name. Quotation marks
around "word" [sic]:
The *name Chegg* is a portmanteau of the words chicken and egg, based on
the founders' experience after graduating from college. The 'word'
represents the founders' struggle post-college – they could not land a job
without experience, but could not get experience without a job.
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On Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 2:05 PM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> So did they register a trademark for the "Smarter way to student" slogan,
> or more generally for the use of "student" as a verb? Presumably they
> weren't allowed to register "student" per se.  As for "Everything is
> figureoutable" is apparently also the title of a "New York Times #1
> Bestseller" that I must have missed last fall:
> https://everythingisfigureoutable.com/.
>
> LH
>
> On Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 2:25 PM MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY CCDC
> AVMC (USA) <0000099bab68be9a-dmarc-request at listserv.uga.edu> wrote:
>
> > Chegg is an online site for getting help with homework, renting
> textbooks,
> > and such.  On their front page:
> >
> > "Everything is figureoutable."
> > "A Smarter way to Student ® "
> >
> > ------------------------------------------------------------
> > The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
> >
>
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> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
>

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