OpenAI’s hit ChatGPT is a chatbot based on the “Generative Pre-trained Transformer” technology, known as “GPT” for short. The technology is known as “GPT”. As AI competition continues to heat up, OpenAI recently filed a trademark application for “GPT” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), but was denied.
According to TechCrunch, OpenAI filed a trademark application for “GPT” with the USPTO last December, hoping to get exclusive rights to use the acronym as soon as possible. This may be due to the recent emergence of a number of competitors that mimic GPT technology, including Elon Musk’s planned chatbot called “TruthGPT”. However, OpenAI’s expedited request was not granted by the USPTO, which formally rejected OpenAI’s application last week.
IP attorney Jefferson Scher said that OpenAI may have to wait another five months for the outcome of its application. He also noted that OpenAI could end up with the trademark “GPT”, even though the T stands for “Transformer”, the name of a neural network released by Google in 2017.