[Linux-aus] Linux Trademark

Glen Turner glen.turner at aarnet.edu.au
Wed Sep 21 09:17:02 UTC 2005

Pia Waugh wrote:

> Keep in mind all that this decision may also work in our favour. If the term
> Linux can not be trademarked in this country, full stop, then it can also
> not be used against the business or broader community. It may end up solving
> a lot of problems, and then if someone is misusing the name, then at least
> they won't be able to screw other people over by owning it. I think the term
> Linux now is well known enough that someone misusing it may not negatively
> impact us. My concern was always about someone else owning it and stopping
> us using it.

The question is, has the current action raised the bar
sufficiently high to prevent the acquistion of the
LINUX trademark by any other party.  It's not clear to
me that this is the case -- Ms Weatherall's view would
be informative.

Best wishes,

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