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SubjectRe: [OFF-TOPIC] Register Linux
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By author: "Leonardo Marques de Souza" <>
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> Helo,
> I would like to know, any one (one each country, depending of
> law) can register "linux" to deny others ,in the same country,
> to sell CDs, Disks, Books
> with "Linux" inside??
> A enterprise in Brazil, are trying to register "linux" to deny
> others to sell CD with mark "Linux" subscribed on CD. For
> example: If i try to sell CDs with name "Linux UlaUla" i can't
> !!!! olny with name "UlaUla OS" or "OSx"or others name without
> "Linux" in.....
> Its'possible!!??? "Linux" name is not a international
> trendmark of Linus or Gnu?


Yes, it is. Even if it is not registered in a particular country, per
international trademark law you don't have to register it (it just
simplifies the burden of proof.) In most countries, attempting to
register a trademark knowing it is already in use is considered fraud,
and is criminal.

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