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LinuxPR: Microsoft Ordered to Pay Lindows 944 Euros

Jun 02, 2004, 16:00 (7 Talkback[s])

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"The Amsterdam District Court ruled on May 27, 2004 in favor of Lindows, Inc. on all counts in Microsoft's second attempt for a preliminary injunction on trademark infringement and has ordered Microsoft to pay Lindows 944 Euros. The court agreed with Lindows that not every use of the trade name Lindows infringes on the trademark 'windows...'

"'This victory is quite a turnaround because Microsoft had asked for a daily fine of 100,000 euros to be levied against us and instead they are the ones required to pay,' said Michael Robertson, chief executive officer of Lindows, Inc. 'We hope Microsoft can move past these legal tactics and learn to compete in the marketplace rather than the courtroom...'"

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