October 25, 2001

MobiliX.org's first victory over Asterix

Author: JT Smith

Werner Heuser writes, "Three months ago MobiliX, which is dedicated to UniX on mobile devices, has got a request to withdraw its name. Until now the legal representative of the trademarks for Asterix and Obelix has not taken any further legal action yet. According to the lawyer of MobiliX this doesn't provide final security. But at least there is no possibility anymore to close the website immediately.

This success is caused by the strong support of the Free Software community. Many people have written to Les Editions Albert Rene (Paris), which are the holder of the trademarks. Other people have provided a huge list of projects with similar names ending on 'iX'. Look at Moblix.org for details."

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