This category is for information on the trademark infringement lawsuit by Microsoft Corp., against Lindows.com, regarding branding, use of the word 'windows', and the similarity of the Lindows.com and LindowsOS names to the Microsoft brand name 'Windows'.

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Lindows Case Set for Trial
Seattle Federal judge refuses request by Lindows to dismiss Microsoft trademark case against it, paving way for April trial. Jury now set to decide if Microsoft has right to word 'windows' in some cases, or if it is generic term. [CNET News.com] (January 24, 2003)
Microsoft Dealt Another Blow on Lindows
Firm's claim to word 'Windows' suffers another blow when Federal judge again questions firm's claim that term is not generic, and re-denies request to close Lindows.com site and block owner from advertising its product. [CNET News.com] (May 16, 2002)
Microsoft's Claim to Windows Doubted
Microsoft suffers minor setback when judge questions its claim to word Windows, defenestrates Microsoft request to close Lindows site. Suit raises serious questions about word being entitled to trademark protection. [CNET News.com] (March 18, 2002)
Microsoft Sues Linux Start-up Over Name
Microsoft asks court to stop Linux start-up Lindows from using name Microsoft claims infringes on Windows trademark, and competes with Windows. Motion was filed with U.S. Court for the Western District of Washington. [CNET News.com] (December 20, 2001)
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