Lindows Rebrands As Linspire To Head Off Trademark Suits

Law360, New York (April 15, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Lindows, which is being sued for trademark infringement by Microsoft, has changed its product name to Linspire, the company said.

“Despite our victories in the United States and overseas, a name change is still necessary to counter Microsoft's strategy to sue us in courts around the world. We're hoping that this puts a halt on the international lawsuits” Michael Robertson, chief executive of the San Diego-based Linux vendor, said.

Lindows’ move comes after U.S. District Judge John Coughenour rejected Lindows.com's request to delay Microsoft's suits in...
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