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KDE "The KDE community today announces the start of the Calligra Suite project, a continuation of the KOffice project. The new name reflects the wider value of the KOffice technology platform beyond just desktop office applications. With a new name for the Suite and new names for the productivity applications, the Calligra community welcomes a new stage in the development of free productivity and creativity applications for desktop and mobile devices."
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RE[2]: Application names
by umccullough on Tue 7th Dec 2010 23:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Application names"
umccullough
Member since:
2006-01-26

Word is a trademark, not Words. Trademark are only on the exact same spelling.


This is not true at all. If one can demonstrate that a name is similar enough to be confusing within the same industry, then there's a good case for trademark infringement.

It is why Adida or Addidas are legal brand even if it look like Adidas (this example is getting old).


Never heard that example personally - assuming these are shoe brands, and being distributed in a country where the Adidas brand is trademarked, they have an extremely compelling case there. However, if they don't pursue it legally, then they forfeit the ability to enforce their trademark against these names after a period of time.

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RE[3]: Application names
by Delgarde on Wed 8th Dec 2010 02:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Application names"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

This is not true at all. If one can demonstrate that a name is similar enough to be confusing within the same industry, then there's a good case for trademark infringement.


If 'Word' with a 'K' at the front wasn't similar enough to upset Microsoft, I don't imagine 'Word' with an 's' at the end will bother them too much...

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RE[4]: Application names
by lemur2 on Wed 8th Dec 2010 02:37 in reply to "RE[3]: Application names"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"This is not true at all. If one can demonstrate that a name is similar enough to be confusing within the same industry, then there's a good case for trademark infringement.
If 'Word' with a 'K' at the front wasn't similar enough to upset Microsoft, I don't imagine 'Word' with an 's' at the end will bother them too much... "

Actually, I think that Microsoft Word doesn't have a trademark. There is no mention of "TM" on this page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_word
other than the trademark "Wikipedia®".

Nor is there mention of TM or ® on this page:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/word/
even though there is a mention of copyright "© 2010 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved." for the page.

Interesting. I suppose Word is just too common a word. Pun intended.

Edited 2010-12-08 02:38 UTC

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RE[3]: Application names
by Elv13 on Wed 8th Dec 2010 03:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Application names"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

Then Corel should sue Microsoft for trademark infringement. they were (before Corel) the first "Word" (Perfect).

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