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Friday, 9 April 2004


The BBC reports that Lindows is to give up using the Lindows name outside the US. The producers of the Lindows operating system have come under sustained fire from Microsoft, which claims that the name infringes its rights in the name of its Windows operating system. In fact, they have been blocked from using the name in Sweden, Finland and the Netherlands and challenges are pending in various other European and non-European countries. While Lindows plans to unveil their new international identity next week, they intend to continue fighting for their right to use the Lindows name in the US.

The IPKat is waiting to see what happens in the US action and wonders, if Lindows win it, if they’ll change their name back in at least some of the other jurisdictions.

The benefits of changing your name here and here
Other important name changes here, here and here

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