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Re: "Coda" is being used as a trademark for other software, is it legal?

From: Brett Lymn <>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2007 09:40:49 +0930
On Sun, Sep 16, 2007 at 03:01:30PM +0200, wrote:
> Given that there is
> protecting Linux(R)
> it is possible to trademark one word.

Actually, Linux is not a word as such, Linus Torvalds created the
name, prior to that it did not exist so trademarking it is a valid
thing.  The difference with coda is that it is a pre-existing word in
the English language, trademarking that is a bit more tricky - usually
the trademark applies to a rendition/look/feel rather than the actual

Brett Lymn
Received on 2007-09-16 20:24:38