Re: [OT] Harassment of open source developer !
On Wed, Jul 04, 2001 at 05:39:33PM -0400, Jason Healy wrote:
> Probably because if you don't protect your trademarks in this country,
> they fall into the public domain. That's why you can say "asprin"
> when you want to cure a headache (because Bayer didn't defend its
> trademark) . . .
Urban myth. Actually the trademark was invalidated after World War One (in
the Versaille Treaty, according to some sources I've seen) because Bayer was
a German company. It's still a valid mark in Europe.
Carl Fink email@example.com
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