Erik Max Francis
max at alcyone.com
Sat Sep 2 21:05:05 CEST 2000
Kevin Russell wrote:
> But there's still an element of picking-on-the-little-guy here.
Probably not. They almost certainly would have behaved the same way
with a sizeable company that was behaving the same way. In fact, one
could argue that they would be far more aggressive about such a case,
because that would present a greater threat than an amateur project.
> "LinkBot" comes awfully close to a generic term. Both "link" and
> "bot" are established terms in the field.
But they didn't trademark the words _link_ and _bot_ separately, they
trademarked the word _LinkBot_. That is a totally legitimate trademark,
although you might not agree with it. When trademarking names, it
matters who gets there first.
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