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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <nicola...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [ANTidote] possibly needs to be renamed!
Date Fri, 17 Oct 2003 10:03:25 GMT
Jan.Materne@rzf.fin-nrw.de wrote:
>>>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?

IANAL, but AFAIK no.

-- 
Nicola Ken Barozzi                   nicolaken@apache.org
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)
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