"The battle between Lindows.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp. over
the Lindows trademark took an interesting turn today when U.S.
District Judge John Coughenour in Seattle proposed a deal in which
Microsoft can proceed with an appeal of his earlier ruling that a
jury must decide whether 'windows' had been a generic term before
it was trademarked and Microsoft would cease its efforts to get
foreign courts to stop the sales of Lindows until the U.S. case is
"Coughenour proposed this deal in an expedited hearing that
Lindows.com had requested..."