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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[3]: Application names
by Delgarde on Wed 8th Dec 2010 02:07 UTC 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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