Is the word "Python" copyrighted/trademarked?
dwelch91 at nospam.attbi.com
Wed Oct 2 04:10:19 CEST 2002
> For example, "Windows" is trademarked by Microsoft. That is in more
> common usage than "python" and also refers to a common object.
> (Actually, windows isn't a great example because "window" IS common
> also in the "close that popup window" sense. Just ignore that here.
> The "there's a draft" sense is not problematic.)
I thought that MS just lost a court case against Lindows over the use of
their trademarked term "Windows". The judge basically said you cannot
(TM) a word that is in such common usage and merely describes its main
feature. A bit like Ford trademarking "car", I suppose. Wouldn't this
apply to "Python" as well?
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