Dutch Court OKs Lindows As Corporate Name

Law360, New York (June 1, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Dutch court has granted Lindows, the company behind Linux operating system Linspire, the right to retain the use of the corporate “Lindows” name, dealing a setback to Microsoft’s wide-reaching trademark litigation against the smaller rival.

The Amsterdam District Court ruled that "not every use of the business name 'Lindows' infringes on the Windows trade mark.” The court noted that the name is only found in the small print of the Dutch Linspire web site and product papers, and that both contain clear statements that the...
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