[Linux-aus] Trademark fuss hits Slashdot

James Purser purserj at k-sit.com
Tue Aug 16 13:57:01 UTC 2005

Look out its hit slashdot with the following blurb:

"Australian companies providing Linux products and services may soon
have to pay up to $A5000 a year to licence the operating system name
(warning: Registration Required), if the patents agency IP Australia
grants a trademark application it is reviewing. About 90 companies with
products, services or websites containing the word "Linux" recently
received letters of demand from Perth lawyer Jeremy Malcolm. Acting for
user group Linux Australia Inc, he asks recipients to sign statements
saying their use of the word is subject to the group's licence
agreement, which has fees of $A200 to $A5000 under a successful
trademark application."

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