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From Jan.Mate...@rzf.fin-nrw.de
Subject RE: [ANTidote] possibly needs to be renamed!
Date Fri, 17 Oct 2003 07:37:39 GMT
> > Surely Apache has run into this before, no?
> 
> Yup. For example Microsoft has Avalon, and Sony has Cocoon. But our 
> projects are "Apache Avalon" and "Apache Cocoon".
> 
> So it's not *strictly* necessary to change the name, but why 
> risk when 
> you don't have a brand to protect anyhow.


Is it possible for a company to register a name which is used by others
in the same domain earlier?

E.g. if Apache uses "Ant" for years; can Microsoft register that name
for another neat tool now?


Jan

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