January 9, 2002

Trademark trouble: Asterix vs. MobliX

Author: JT Smith

MobliX: "In June 2001 I [received] an informal request from the German legal representative of Les Editions Albert Rene (Paris) holder of the trademarks "Asterix" and "Obelix," to unregister the name MobiliX, otherwise they would take legal action... In November 2001 MobiliX [was] legally charged to withdraw the trademark, to pay a compensation and more... [S]ince another severe case against the SuSE Linux distribution is on the way, we decided to make the MobiliX case public now." Read more here
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