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Thread: Windows Vista: A Trademark Infringement

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    [news=http://img335.imageshack.us/img335/6251/msvistanew3bh.gif]By naming the next version of Windows "Vista," Microsoft may have stepped on the toes of another software company just down the road in Redmond. That would be Vista, a business software and services company founded in 1999 by John Wall. He was not amused when Microsoft announced its choice yesterday, setting the stage for a massive rollout when its flagship operating system goes on sale in fall 2006.

    Wall, a well-known technology executive in the area who earlier founded Wall Data, is examining whether the name violates the trademark his company has held for six years. He plans to raise the issue with Microsoft, a company notoriously protective of its own trademarks, and may take the issue to court. "We're going to consider our options and talk to them," he said tersely.

    Source: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...rovista23.html
    Homepage: Windows Vista Homepage[/news]
    Last edited by tesco; 07-25-2005 at 04:19 PM.

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    I hope he raise charges against MS..

    MS is taking patent on smileys, how stupid is that....

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    MS will just buy them and their sisters off.

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    good advertising for the vista conterpart (but will arnold sue?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NooN
    I hope he raise charges against MS..

    MS is taking patent on smileys, how stupid is that....
    Really?

    Pretty stupid, considering they didn't even invent them...

    http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~sef/Orig-Smiley.htm


    This reminds me of when British Telecom tried to patent hyperlinks..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbarossa
    This reminds me of when British Telecom tried to patent hyperlinks..
    wtf are you serious?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossco
    Quote Originally Posted by Barbarossa
    This reminds me of when British Telecom tried to patent hyperlinks..
    wtf are you serious?
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/...fe/1814080.stm

    Needless to say... they lost!

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    MS dont care about other peoples copyrights..

    They knew Blueyonder was someone elses name way before it was adopted by ISP.

    They even had the cheek to use the other companies emails...

    An It Harm None, Do What You Will

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    The guy who owns Vista software is heavily invested in SCO. SCO is the company suing everyone who uses Linux. So imo this is a way for M$ to funnel millions USD to fight Linux.

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