Monday, September 24, 2007

"JewTube" name dropped

NetParty, a New York-based group that organizes singles events for Jewish people, has dropped a bid to trademark the name "JewTube."

The company withdrew its application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office after Web giant Google complained that the name was too close to the title of its popular video sharing site, YouTube, the New York Post reported Monday.

The JewTube name was first used by NetParty to post videos of its Matzo Ball bash last December on the group's Web site, LetMyPeopleGo

Jeff Strank of NetParty said in an interview with blog that the JewTube name would have been used for a "very limited purpose" and organizers had no intention "of creating a broader Jewish-oriented video-sharing site."

They still have plans to pursue the names Jewgle, Yahjew, and Ask Jewves

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