January 17, 2002

Microsoft's Lindows lawsuit could backfire

Author: JT Smith

NewsFactor Network writes: "Microsoft has sued Lindows.com, alleging that the company's name and the name of its operating system are too similar in name to Microsoft's own operating systems sold under the trademark Windows. Although Lindows appears to be riding the coattails of Microsoft's brand, there are many other software applications that use parts of the Windows name that have not been subject to similar lawsuits. The decision to sue Lindows and not the others shows that Microsoft is trying to squash yet another competing product."
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