Posted May 13, 2004 20:21 UTC (Thu) by AnswerGuy
In reply to: Trademark scope
Parent article: MS drags Linspire back to court (Register)
The point of the analogy was that Lindows never represented a credible threat to Microsoft. For them to try to protect their trademark in the U.S. was reasonable. When they lost that here and started a campaign of litigation around the world then it became bullying (few companies can afford even the most groundless litigation in multiple countries just as few individuals can afford to defend themselves in any litigation at all).
One problem with modern legal processes is that litigation can be used punitively by the deep pocketed plaintiff even with only the barest wisp of foundation.
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