The Register: MobiliX v. Asterix in Plea to Top German Court
May 30, 2003, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Leyden)
[ Thanks to Werner
Heuser for this link. ]
"The mobile open source project formerly known as MobiliX has
stepped up its fight to have its long-running trademark dispute
with the firm behind Asterix and Obelix heard by Germany's highest
"Les Editions Albert René claims MobiliX is similar in
name to Obelix, a character in Asterix the Gaul, and so infringes
on its trademark. It began legal proceedings in 2001.
"In the hearing in June 2002, the Landgericht Muenchen court
found in favour of Werner Heuser, owner of the 'MobiliX - UniX on
Mobile Devices' project. However this decision was reversed by a
German [Appealate] Court this February..."