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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 civil court.

"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..."

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