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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Sabon
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2005-07-06

"[q]Using your logic, Microsoft should lose their trademark Windows then. I'm all for that.


Microsoft has trademark for "Microsoft Windows", which is obviously unique enough to be trademarkable. Just plain "windows" is too generic a term to trademark.
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Using your logic, Microsoft should lose their trademark Windows then. I'm all for that.


Microsoft has trademark for "Microsoft Windows", which is obviously unique enough to be trademarkable. Just plain "windows" is too generic a term to trademark. [/q]

Really? So that means I can create my own OS called, "Sabon's Windows" and Microsoft won't come after me because it doesn't say Microsoft in the name? Are you serious?

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Really? So that means I can create my own OS called, "Sabon's Windows" and Microsoft won't come after me because it doesn't say Microsoft in the name? Are you serious?


Of course they can _try_, but as the Microsoft vs. Linspire case taught us they couldn't enforce trademark on "windows" or very similar terms.

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