Apple v. Open Group case explored

The outstanding litigation between Apple and the Open Group returns to court in two months time. At issue is the Open Group's trademark on the name Unix, which Apple employs extensively in discussion of its software technologies. The Open Group wants Apple to pay an annual $100,000 fee to license the name – and Apple doesn't like this idea.

osView writer Kelly McNeill spoke with the Open Group and a tech lawyer to put the dispute in perspective. There's still space to negotiate, according to an Open Group rep, who said: "As of now however, we wouldn't object to an arrangement with Apple to get the matter taken care of."

News source: Macworld | UK

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