Microsoft vs Lindows

From: Derek Peschel <>
Date: Thu Aug 15 19:16:00 2002

On Thu, Aug 15, 2002 at 05:01:51PM -0700, Dwight K. Elvey wrote:
> All of this about prior use may not help. Trademarks are different
> than patents. There is also precedence that similar sounding
> trade names with similar product can be considered a violation
> of trademarks. ( McDonald's has won a few of these ). If they
> had the name before M$ then they might have a case, otherwise,
> I doubt they will get vary far. If the court feels that they
> chose the name to sound alike, they will not win, regardless
> of prior usage.

Do you know of any rulings that said the owner of a trademark
shouldn't have had the right to it in the first place?

-- Derek
Received on Thu Aug 15 2002 - 19:16:00 BST

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