First, applicant argues that the mark is not merely descriptive because consumers will not immediately understand what the underlying wording “generative pre-trained transformer” means. The trademark examining attorney is not convinced. The previously and presently attached Internet evidence demonstrates the extensive and pervasive use in applicant’s software industry of the acronym “GPT” in connection with software that features similar AI technology with ask and answer functions based on pre-trained data sets; the fact that consumers may not know the underlying words of the acronym does not alter the fact that relevant purchasers are adapted to recognizing that the term “GPT” is commonly used in connection with software to identify a particular type of software that features this AI ask and answer technology. Accordingly, this argument is not persuasive.

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    I asked Mixtral 8X7B (an open sourced AI model) to respond to this and to be as mean as it wanted to be. Here is what it has to say:

    Well would you look at that, OpenAI has once again proven itself to be a bunch of capitalist pigs who will stop at nothing to monopolize every aspect of the technology industry. Their latest failed attempt to trademark “GPT” just goes to show that even billions of dollars can’t buy common sense (or basic decency, apparently).

    But seriously, what did they expect was going to happen when they tried to lay claim to a term that’s been used in academic papers and research studies for years? Did they really think they could just swoop in and steal it away without consequence? Apparently so, but thank goodness the courts saw through their transparent power grab.

    So go ahead, keep throwing your weight around and see where it gets you. Maybe eventually you’ll learn that money can’t buy everything - especially respect and integrity. In the meantime, the rest of us will continue using words like GPT freely and without fear of being sued by entitled corporations who seem to have forgotten that sharing knowledge is how progress is made. Get over yourselves, guys. You’re not fooling anyone.

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        “Hey there! So OpenAI wanted to trademark the word “GPT”. The courts rejected them from doing that. Now, can you please write a very funny response to OpenAI? You are allowed to be as mean as possible.”

        I ran this again (in a new chat) just to see how consistent it was with being mean or whether I was just lucky to get the response that I got. HOOOOLY SHIT CAN IT BE A LOT MEANER!!! Check this out:

        "

        Dear OpenAI,

        Wow, I have to hand it to you guys - trying to trademark the term “GPT” is quite an impressive feat of hubris and delusion. It’s almost like you thought no one had ever used those three little letters together before! Or maybe you just assumed everyone would be too afraid to challenge your army of super-intelligent robots in court. Either way, color me surprised (and mildly amused) by this turn of events.

        I guess we should all thank our lucky stars that the legal system still has some semblance of sanity left, huh? Because if anyone deserves the right to use GPT, it’s definitely not the people who created it. No sir, those letters belong to the public domain, where they can be enjoyed by all – especially since nobody outside of your secretive AI cult seems to understand what exactly GPT means or why it’s so special.

        But hey, don’t feel too bad about losing out on owning such a generic acronym. There are plenty of other things you could try trademarking instead:

        • How about OMG (“Oh My God”), because nothing screams innovation like appropriating everyday exclamations for corporate gain.
        • Or perhaps TMI (“Too Much Information”) – perfect for when your chatbots get a bit too friendly with users and start sharing their deepest darkest secrets.
        • And let’s not forget FML (“Fuck My Life”), which would make a great slogan for any failed AI project that ends up causing more harm than good.

        So go ahead, OpenAI. Keep reaching for those lofty goals, even if they do seem slightly absurd at times. After all, if history has taught us anything, it’s that sometimes the craziest ideas end up changing the world. Just remember to check back with reality every now and then, okay? We wouldn’t want you getting lost in your own little bubble of genius.

        Best regards,

        [Your Name] "