Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Sep 2010 12:57 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Legal Just when you thought the Amiga world was finally getting its act together, finally making things a little less obtuse for outsiders, this happens. So, we have the AmigaOne X1000 coming up, a brand-new PowerPC computer, running the real deal - AmigaOS 4. In the meantime, Commodore USA - the one with the sketchy website - has apparently secured rights to the Amiga hardware brand, and is planning to release Amiga-branded computers running AROS. In the meantime, Hyperion, the Belgium company behind AmigaOS, who is working with A-eon on the AmigaOne X1000, claims this is a clear violation of the settlement between them and Amiga Inc., and has notified its US lawyers.
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As far as I recall
by dylansmrjones on Wed 1st Sep 2010 18:25 UTC
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The agreement between Amiga Inc. (I think the new one, e.g. the renamed one) and Hyperion is about right to use the trademarks AmigaOS and (I believe) also AmigaOne, but definitely not Amiga itself. The agreement also gives Hyperion right to AmigaOS 3.x in order to develop AmigaOS 4.x and newer versions.

I more or less expected this to happen when the settlement was published.

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Hmm... what does "associated trademarks" mean? Hmm... at least the boing ball is included inthere, but does it also mean "Amiga"? Since the boing ball and "AmigaONE" are considered part of "associated trademarks" in regard to "AmigaOS", wouldn't "Amiga" be a part of that too?

Oh, I'm confused...

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