Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Aug 2012 21:38 UTC
Windows "Here's the official guidance, my sources say: Anything currently/formerly known as a 'Metro-Style application' (with or without a hyphen) will now be known officially as a 'Windows 8 application'. References to the 'Metro user interface' will now be replaced by "Windows 8 user interface." And instead of saying 'Metro design', the Softies and those adhering to their official guidelines will be using the words 'Windows 8 design'." Microsoft not being allowed to use the Metro name here is just as ridiculous as Apple trolling Samsung. All ridiculous exponents of the western world's IP fetish.
Thread beginning with comment 530621
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Not so ridiculous
by Fergy on Fri 10th Aug 2012 20:51 UTC in reply to "Not so ridiculous"
Fergy
Member since:
2006-04-10

You can't just use a trademark belonging to one of your important partners and forget to ask them if that's ok.

It is one word in the dictionary. Did MS try to trademark it? If not why can't they use that word to refer to something? If MS would have called it awesome would you think it fair they would trademark the word awesome?

Edited 2012-08-10 20:51 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[2]: Not so ridiculous
by ins0mniac on Fri 10th Aug 2012 20:58 in reply to "RE: Not so ridiculous"
ins0mniac Member since:
2008-10-01

Exactly as Windows™ is one word in the dictionary. But I don't think Microsoft takes it lightly when somebody tries to use on a product. For example Windows Commander wich had to be renamed Total Commander.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[3]: Not so ridiculous
by ricegf on Sat 11th Aug 2012 04:43 in reply to "RE[2]: Not so ridiculous"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

Remember the web of international lawsuits spawned by Lindows?

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[2]: Not so ridiculous
by zima on Thu 16th Aug 2012 23:59 in reply to "RE: Not so ridiculous"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

> You can't just use a trademark belonging to one of your important partners and forget to ask them if that's ok.

It is one word in the dictionary. Did MS try to trademark it? If not why can't they use that word to refer to something?

So you really don't get what parent poster wrote, or how the world works in general... it's about MS pleasing their important partner, one of the largest retailers of Windows PCs in several of more affluent markets, to be on as good terms with them as possible.

Edited 2012-08-17 00:03 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 2