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    SubjectRe: Need to pay to use the word "Linux" in commercial products/services!
    On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 09:21:50PM -0500, Theodore Tso wrote:
    > Trademarks are specific to a specific area. My favorite example was
    > the British advertisements for vacuum cleaners, "Nothing sucks like a
    > Vax" back when I was hacking BSD 4.3 systems on a Digital Vax/750. Of
    > course there can be problems when companies expand beyond their
    > original areas of their trademark registration --- hence the conflict
    > between Apple Computers, Inc., and Apple Corps (a holding company
    > which owned Apple Records and the copyrights to Beatle's music) when
    > Apple started expanding into their iPod and iTunes store business.

    Or when they added speakers to even allow any music to be played.

    Len Sorensen

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