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By Trish Sawhney
Samsung Displays, the display making affiliate of Samsung Electronics, has filed trademark applications in the United States, Korea, Australia, and Europe for QNED. QNED is an acronym for "quantum nano-emitting diode" which is a new type of display technology.
Samsung Display’s QNED application comes just weeks after LG Electronics also filed trademark applications for QNED. The two Korean tech companies have been competing globally in the electronic market for years. It will be interesting to see which company, if any, emerges victorious in this trademark battle. There may be an argument that QNED lacks distinctiveness or that it is descriptive of quantum nano-emitting diode display technology, which means that neither company may be able to monopolize this term.
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