The Register reports that Lindows has won a minor victory in the Netherlands. Judge Sj. A. Rullmann has held that Lindows is entitled to use the word “Lindows” as a company name. Although the company changed the name of its operating system in the wake of a challenge by Microsoft, based on Microsoft’s Windows operating system, it retained Lindows as its company name. It appears that it has now been vindicated in this decision.

The IPKat thinks that although this is good news for Lindows, it may not be of much use to them, since the real selling point of the Lindows name is the parallel it draws between the Linux-based product and the Windows operating system. Unless Lindows can be used as a trade mark for operating systems, this parallel cannot be directly drawn.

More minor victories here and here
LINDOWS 3 MICROSOFT 0 LINDOWS 3 MICROSOFT 0 Reviewed by Unknown on Friday, May 28, 2004 Rating: 5

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