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SubjectRe: Need to pay to use the word "Linux" in commercial products/services!
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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.

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Len Sorensen


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