With Amazon still in a big feud with Google, two recent trademark requests filed by Amazon indicate that the company wants to launch its own video sharing platform that could challenge Google directly on YouTube.
The Amazon / Google feud first surfaced in September last year, when Google Amazon’s Echo Show blocked streaming YouTube videos and extended that ban to Amazon Fire TV a few weeks ago to officially remove YouTube from YouTube on January 1st ,
“We tried to reach an agreement with Amazon to give consumers access to the products and services of others,” a Google spokesperson said in a statement. “But Amazon does not offer Google products like Chromecast and Google Home, does not provide Prime Video to Google Cast users, and stopped selling some of Nest’s latest products last month, which we no longer support because of this lack of reciprocity We hope that we can reach an agreement soon to solve these problems. “
The same day that Google announced that it would quote YouTube from Fire TV, Amazon submitted two trademark requests to the US Patent and Trademark Office for the names “Amazontube” and “Opentube,” according to TV Answer Man (link is external). And in the files, Amazon describes Amazontube and Opentube as providers of “non-downloadable prerecorded audio, visual and audiovisual works over wireless networks”.
Amazon further states that the services “would allow users to share content, photos, videos, text, data, images and other electronic works,” so the service relies on users to upload their own videos, just like YouTube.
DomainNameWire has also reported that Amazon has registered many domain names, including AlexaOpenTube.com, AmazonAlexaTube.com and AmazonOpenTube.com.
It’s obvious that “Amazontube” or “Opentube” are very similar to YouTube; The names themselves could put Amazon in legal trouble with Google, but Amazon could easily change the names and probably avoid any legal issues.
However, it appears that Amazon is trying to reach an agreement with Google because Chrome Chrome has just agreed to include Chromecast in its retail offering. So it’s not clear if something ever gets out of “Amazontube” or “Opentube”, but if something happens, they could harm YouTube, considering that many creators are currently tired of the service.
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