May 11, 2004

Microsoft Lodges New Complaint Against Linspire.com

SAN DIEGO -- Microsoft has filed a new complaint against Lindows, Inc. in Dutch courts, despite a product name change and corresponding website name change to Linspire. Microsoft has asked the court to levy a 100,000 Euro per day fine against the operating system competitor. A hearing on this request will be held on May 11, 2004.

On April 13, 2004, Lindows formally changed its product name and website from Lindows to Linspire in response to a Microsoft tactic of launching lawsuits in countries around the world over identical issues already heard in the United States concerning the windows trademark. More than two years ago, Microsoft began asking U.S. courts to halt the use of the term "lindows" and have been repeatedly rejected. The U.S. case is awaiting trial which Microsoft is now delaying with appeals.

Link: LinuxElectrons

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