Releases Opposition Papers for Pending Lawsuit

The following news release is being issued today by today released copies of its main opposition papers to the pending trademark lawsuit filed by Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq:MSFT - news) at In the lawsuit, Microsoft seeks to prevent from using the term "LindowsOS" and ""

(This press release summarizes some, but not all of the major opposition points. There are some portions which are not readable because Microsoft claims that certain facts about what they have done in the past should be kept confidential. intends

to ask the Judge to allow them to make those parts public, but until then, this is all can share.)

According to a statement posted at their website, claims Microsoft is trying to prevent the public from using a descriptive English word "windows" which has had meaning in the computer industry for years prior to Microsoft's use. They explain how companies such as Xerox, DEC, and Apple have used the term for years to describe graphical user interfaces which incorporate graphical elements to display and manage


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