Elon Musk in conflict: the battle over the letter X and the future of trademarks

2. 04. 2024 | Natalie Bezděková

In light of recent events, the world’s media has noted a new twist in the plans of controversial billionaire Elon Musk, who recently renamed the social network Twitter to the simple letter X. The move sparked a wave of controversy, but in Musk’s own words, it was just the beginning of his ambitious plan.

Musk insists that the letter X now belongs solely to him, and other companies, he says, are merely trying to take advantage of its fame. He has therefore launched a major campaign against a number of companies that use the letter X in their name or logo. One of the companies that has come under criticism is the popular gaming console Xbox.

The move has caused an uproar among Xbox fans around the world who are worried about possible changes in the future of their favorite gaming platform. The billionaire’s campaign against companies such as Xbox could have broad implications for business and consumer perceptions of these brands.

Experts agree that the move could lead to legal disputes and lengthy lawsuits, as trademark and name protection disputes are often complicated and complex.

It is not yet clear what direction this controversy will take, but one thing is certain – Musk’s campaign against companies like Xbox is sparking a heated debate about trademark protection and freedom to do business in the digital world.

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Author of this article

Natalie Bezděková

I am a student of Master's degree in Political Science. I am interested in marketing, especially copywriting and social media. I also focus on political and social events at home and abroad and technological innovations. My free time is filled with sports, reading and a passion for travel.


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