Twitter looks poised to trademark the subtweet – a term that generally refers to mentioning someone in a tweet without tagging them using their ‘@’ handle. The company has filed for the trademark in at least the UK and US, with the applications being files on the 20th and 30th of October, respectively. A submission to the EU’s Office for the Harmonization in the Internal Market suggests it’ll come to other parts of Europe as well. Assuming no one argues the filings – and we can’t see who else would want the term – then the trademark is likely to be approved…

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