ZDNet Australia: Australian Linux Trademark Dispute Reaches Torvalds
Aug 10, 2004, 16:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Linus Torvalds has been called on to help Australia's peak
Linux association in a battle to stop local companies attempting
trademark the word 'Linux.'
"Torvalds has been called on to help Linux Australia Inc--which
represents open source developers orbiting the Linux software
platform--prove his right to trademark the term in Australia much
as he did in the United States in 1997.
"'It's been proven for America and now we need to do the same
for Australia because, obviously, the word Linux has been used in
Australia by different people than use it in the US,' said lawyer
representing Linux Australia Inc, Jeremy Malcom..."