Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Mar 2011 23:00 UTC
Legal There's a scene in American Beauty where Kevin Spacey masturbates in the shower, while his voice-over states: "This will be the highlight of my day. It's all downhill from here." That's how I feel right now. We just had Microsoft suing Barnes & Noble, which was already pretty low to begin with, but Apple just upped the ante by suing Amazon... Over the 'app store' trademark. For the love of god.
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I'm no expert on trademark law, but is there a difference between "windows" and "Windows"?

AND as Macrat pointed in the comments on this very news:
"Remember what happened to the Lindows OS?

"Microsoft v., Inc. was a court case brought by Microsoft against Lindows, Inc in December 2001 [1], claiming that the name "Lindows" was a violation of its trademark "Windows."

After two and a half years of court battles, Microsoft paid US$20 million for the Lindows trademark, and Lindows Inc. became Linspire Inc."

Taken from the relevant Wikipedia article at

Ie. Microsoft actually didn't win the court case, they settled the thing and paid for Lindows for a name change.

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