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Re: World's Largest Bug (was: Re: Doing your own graphics)
Subject:Re: World's Largest Bug (was: Re: Doing your own graphics) From:Matt Ion <soundy -at- NEXTLEVEL -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 17 May 1996 23:00:59 -0800
On Fri, 17 May 1996 11:26:11 -0500, Stephen Victor wrote:
>> Er, uh... hmmm... just thought you oughta know... Windows is now a
>> *registered* trademark of Microsoft Corporation...
>> (This coming from someone who has had to change all her docs from
>> (TM) to (R)... grrr!!!!)
>So Microsoft's lawyers finally prevailed. My understanding was that
>Microsoft hadn't been able to register the trademark because you simply
>can't use a common word like "windows" as a registered trademark.
My dad's in trouble now - being in the construction business, I suppose
he'll have to start labelling all his plans with "double-glazed
>It's sort of like trying to register "door" or "car" as a trademark.
You mean if the Windows(R) in my Car(TM) are broken, I'll have to open
the Door(R) to use the Drive-Thru(TM) Window(R)?
>Ordinarily, a registered trademark needs to have a unique spelling like,
>oh I don't know, "Windoze" for example.
>P.S. - What *is* the world's largest bug anyway?
The Cubs' playoff strategies?
Your friend and mine,
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is a new metaphor for... reality." -- Queensryche
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