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Submitted by siliconbits
siliconbits (943161) writes "US Electronics retailer Best Buy has been slow but steady in the fight to protect its Geek Squad trademark but some are wondering whether the 800-lbs gorilla of tech retailing sector is not going too far in its war to right some wrongs.
The word "Geek" is a century-old word that used to mean a fool or crazy but has, since the beginning of the 1980's, been associated with fans of technology in general and computers in particular.
That hasn't prevented a number of geek-related themed companies from being hit over the last decade by Best Buy's legal team including Geek Housecalls, Rent a Geek, Geek Rescue, Speak with A Geek and, not surprisingly, archrival Newegg."

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