Microsoft Corp. suffered a setback in efforts to enforce its Windows trademark when U.S. Chief District Judge John Coughenour in Seattle ruled Tuesday that a jury must consider whether the word was a generic term 20 years ago. The software giant, which is suing Lindows.com for trademark infringement, had argued that the present-day usage of the word should be considered in determining whether it is generic.
Judge Cracks Hold on Windows Trademark
February 11, 2004
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