i don't get it


#1

just realized this today.
CLYW stands for caribou lodge yoyo works, yet they call their yoyos return tops.
i don’t get it.


#2

The word “yo-yo” is still trademarked in Canada.


#3

Yes, but they call most of their yoyos return tops.


#4

Ah yeah, Nathan wasn’t questioning, he was clarifying. All CLYW throws are referred to as return tops.


(major_seventh) #5

They can get away with the initial “Y”


#6

From my understanding, the company was originally named Caribou Lodge Yoyo Works, but once the trademark issue came into play, they changed to CLYW. Enough of a change to not deal with the trademark, but not enough that people had to get used to a different name.

Genius in my opinion.


#7

^is correct. Officially CLYW doesn’t stand for anything.


(Owen) #8

You mean they call all of their return-tops return-tops.


#9

I thought it was for Yeti


#10

In 2008 CLYW stood for Caribou Lodge Yoyo Works. In 2015, CLYW stands for CLYW. It is just the name of their brand and not an acronym for anything.


#11

Caribou Lodge Yeti Works would be awesome.


#12

Word.


#13

hmm I never knew it was the name of the company, but pretty genius if you tell me


#14

The company was originally named “Caribou Lodge Yoyo Works”, but that was before they knew of the “yoyo” trademark in Canada. Now “CLYW” is the whole name.