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Company: Microsoft's Windows campaign violates trademark

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| G.ho.st, a startup that offers a hosted operating system, has accused
| Microsoft of violating a company trademark with its prominent use of the
| phrase "no walls" in its recently unveiled US$300 million Windows marketing
| and advertising campaign.
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http://www.networkworld.com/news/200...s.html?hpg1=bn


Recent:

Microsoft in Flickr rights shockr

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| Microsoft has always been rather strident on the topic of copyright
| infringement, as you may have noticed, which makes tale of its "Iconic
| Britain" photo contest all the more astonishing.
|
| The competition was designed as part of the marketing campaign around Windows
| Live Image Search, with Nikon as the prize partner. Unlike most photographic
| competitions, which tend to involve photographers submitting their own work
| (crazy, I know), this one invited entrants to search for other people's
| online pictures, then submit the ones they felt were iconic British stuff, in
| the hope of winning a Nikon camera. As for the photographers themselves, they
| get nada--not even a link-back to their site or a credit of their name.
| photos
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| Spotted the problem yet?
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http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-100...=2547-1_3-0-20


Related:

Grisoft subpoenas Microsoft

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| The website, alleges Grisoft, infringes its copyrights and trademarks.
|
| The lawyers said: "The website's proponent, with MSN's facilitation, is
| taking a 'free ride' on our clients rights" and the proponent of the website
| is distributing AVG software for a fee. *
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http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...enas-microsoft


School sues Microsoft over copyright

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| But it's complicated because the wire reports Microsoft Philippines bought
| licences to print the manual back in 2004.
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http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...soft-copyright


Microsoft to eBay name for $1m

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| Portuguese outfit Microsoft Lda aims to cash in on its name by eBaying the
| brand and business for a starting price of $1m, Reuters reports.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/12..._name_auction/


Portuguese firm Microsoft to auction name on eBay

http://www.reuters.com/article/marke...0071217?rpc=44


Microsoft infringing on one of Apple Patents?

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| Keep in mind I am not a patent researcher, and I am sure Apple is not
| going to sue Microsoft for abusing one of their patents, but it does
| at least look like Microsoft is abusing this patent.
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http://www.noheat.com/2007/06/22/mic...apple-patents/


Handling of Microsoft's copyleft violation

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| A member of the Microsoft packaged software team lifting one of my
| images is definitely a case where the infringing party should have
| known better, as the company routinely takes action to protect its
| own IP.
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http://www.niallkennedy.com/blog/arc...hotograph.html
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