Linux trademark bid faces deadline

Posted by daria42 on Mar 30, 2006 3:22 PM EDT
ZDNet Australia; By Renai LeMay
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A renewed bid to register the word "Linux" as an Australian trademark must meet an early April deadline or face defeat.

The nation's intellectual property regulator turned down an initial bid by local body Linux Australia to register the name on behalf of Linux creator Linux Torvalds in September 2005, saying the name was not distinctive enough to be trademarked.

But the US-based Linux Mark Institute (LMI), which acts for Torvalds worldwide said this week it was still considering a last-minute appeal.

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