Korea Times: Court Drops Injunction Over Linux Trademark

[ Thanks to Randy for this link.

“A Seoul court yesterday dropped an injunction that a local
trademark holder of“Linux” had lodged to bar publishing companies
and bookstores from publishing and selling books related to the
open-source code computer operating system which has become a rival
to Microsoft’s Windows.”

“The Seoul District Court said the plaintiff’s argument of
exclusive rights with respect to Linux can’t be accepted because
local Linux supporters formed a group in 1994 and more than 20
publishers issued books on Linux in 1995….”

The plaintiff, identified only as Kwon, registered Linux as
its trademark with the Korea Industrial Property Office in May 1997
to have exclusive use of the trademark to release books and compact

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