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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olefiver
Member since:
2008-04-04

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?

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

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. Lindows.com, 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 https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Microsoft_v._Lindows

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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vRalph Member since:
2009-12-21

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

what? lol. I am going to start a linux distro called MS Widows OS ( Miserable Widows OS). See if Microsoft will pay me 20m USD ;) )))

Edited 2011-03-22 07:21 UTC

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