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Can I use the term "tweets" for posts at my own site? And if I put the word "tweet" in quotes?

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    Regardless of trademark, it would be poor choice because it would be confusing to your readers. – chrylis -cautiouslyoptimistic- Jul 12 at 0:51
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From what I can see on the USPTO registry, "tweet" is still not trademarked for the purposes you're talking about.

Twitter has been working to secure that trademark, but I can't find any record of them having actually secured it.

Just the same, I'd predict that using it will get you at least a cease-and-desist letter, and possibly a lawsuit. Whether you'd win that case seems to be a very open question, but that presumes you have the resources to litigate.

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    Is using “chirp” instead an option? – gen-ℤ ready to perish Jul 11 at 20:57
  • @gen-zreadytoperish Interesting idea. – porton Jul 12 at 18:26

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