Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 876 times:
Well technically, Boeing owns both "Boeing" and "717", so they can request that it be removed from such thing as a published website for any reason, such as them not wanting people to believe that website was a part of Boeing.
Sammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 852 times:
I don't think Boeing can claim 717 on its own. They can claim "Boeing 717" or "B717", but not just "717". Intel had a problem with this some years ago with their 386, and they were basically told that a number on its own can not be copyrighted. After that Intel started calling their processors i386, i486, and after that they dropped the numbers altogether and went with a name, Pentium.
Also, Boeing owns the "silloutte" (spelling??) of the 747, so I'm not sure if that applies to their other aircrarft too.