It’s been quite a month here at BookRenter. We loved helping you save a ton of money on your textbook rentals, and THANKS for all the fantastic feedback, love letters, and marriage proposals you’ve sent into our customer support team. We always get funny stuff sent in along with textbooks; we’ve recently gotten the top of a stripper pole (nobody’s quite sure where that ended up), adult diapers, and 300-thread count bedding!
However, nothing was funnier than the letter we received from another textbook rental company. It turns out they love our website as much as you do (they seem to visit it 24/7), and tried to get us to stop saying that we’re #1 by trying to trademark “#1”. Could they be overcompensating because they have a small…catalog?
Well, you should know that no matter how hard you try, you can’t trademark a symbol. Really. The letter was simply a scare tactic…that failed. And hey, if you had the largest catalog, you’d want to talk about it, right? So we’ll continue to talk about it whenever and however we please, thank you very much.
It’s too bad – the money they used to hire a lawyer to write that letter probably could’ve been used to buy 100 pizzas, 166,000 marbles, or 650 pairs of cool turtle socks. Rest assured, our highest priority will always be to help you save even more money on your textbooks, so – I can assure you – we won’t be wasting any time or money trying to trademark any numbers, letters, or random symbols. We’re perfectly comfortable with the size of our catalog. After all, it’s #1.
p.s. You can read more about this hot debate over at Techcrunch.com.