Verizon, Nextel Settle Trademark Dispute Over "Push-To-Talk"

Law360, New York (November 2, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- In an agreement that took many observers by surprise, mobile telecommunications operators Verizon Wireless and Nextel Communications Inc. have settled a 15-month legal dispute the right to the “push-to-talk” trademark.

The dispute had centered on lucrative airwave rights, but also involved the right to use the term “push-to-talk” for walkie-talkie-style mobile phones that allow two users to communicate with the touch of a button.

Under the agreement, Verizon Wireless, the second-largest U.S. wireless carrier, won't challenge a government decision to allow Nextel to swap airwaves worth...
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