that an attempt by Australia's peak Linux body to register the name "Linux"
on behalf of Linus Torvalds has failed. ""For your client's
trademark to be registerable under the Trade Marks Act, it must have
sufficient 'inherent adaptation to distinguish in the marketplace," said
the letter, which was apparently written by Andrew Paul Lowe, who's named
on the document as the examiner. "In other words, it cannot be a term that
other traders with similar goods and services would need to use in the
ordinary course of trade."
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