When the team at east liberty found we were using the name ‘duolingo’ and it was a trademark violation they filed a trademark suit. We won that one, but we aren’t moving forward with this litigation. We are taking our trademark to court.
The trademark suit was filed in January and the hearing is scheduled for this coming week, but given that we’ve already had a trademark dispute with a language learning company, we’re not sure if we can win. We dont think we can, so we want to get this thing over and done with as fast as possible.
duolingo filed to change the name to east liberty-based language learning company is because they claim the school they are using is too controversial (as the school is named after two women who were murdered in the same year) and they want a more neutral name.
We are planning on getting this over with as soon as possible, so we’ve been hard at work finding a name that’s a little less controversial. East Liberty-based Language Learning Company is a name with a bit of history. It was the name of the school that was attacked by a mob of protestors in the late ’60s, and that’s why we chose it. It’s also the name of our new company.
We’ve just started our own company named East Liberty-based Language Learning Company, which is what we’ve called it from the start. If you follow us on Twitter, you’ll see a lot of us have been working on the name. It’s an example of how to name a company with little history.
Weve spent countless hours on this name, as we did all of our previous ones, and weve given the company a very public launch, so it will be a great chance to show our new company off.
We started talking to people about the name when we started out, and we have some interesting feedback. Weve already got some great feedback about the name, and its one of the most popular names on Twitter now. But the other feedback people are giving us is that its also a great name for a business, because it is the name of the company.
In the first trailer about the name we had in mind, we gave it the name of the company, and the last time we got a chance to talk to people about it, we had the name of the company gone. We said you’re not supposed to use it in the first trailer, so we are looking for more feedback from people who don’t like it, and we’ll give you more if you want to.
It’s a great name for a company, and a great name for a business, but it’s not going to be the company duolingo anymore. On July 1st, east liberty became duolingo, and we have been working to transition it over to the new name. We have the full transition schedule lined up for you on our blog.
The new name means the same thing, and it’s a shame because duolingo means a lot of things in Chinese. So the only thing that will remain is the name. The language learning company that is now duolingo will still be called east liberty.