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I am the former owner of MobiliX, which is now TuxMobil. Because of a severe charge by Obelix the trademark MobiliX had to be withdrawn. During the case I became aware of other trademark issues in the "Open Source", the "Free Software" and commercial Linux world. Please note not all of the cases went to court and were solved in a friendly manner. Some happened even in the so-called "community".

projectmoved toopponentdatesource
Linux William R. Della Croce, jr.1996more(http://www.linuxjournal.com/article.php?sid=2559)
TheOS (The de Raadt, OpenBSD)(http://theos.com/) THEOS Software Corporation(http://www.theos-software.com/)1998more(http://theos.com/dispute.html)
Samba(http://samba.org/) CMG2001more(http://www.pro-linux.de/news/2001/3133.html)
Gnutella Nutella (Ferrero oHG)2001more(http://www.intern.de/news/1525.html)
Killustrator Adobe2001more(http://www.pro-linux.de/news/2001/3203.html)
MobiliXTuxMobilAsterix and Obelix2002more
Lindows(http://www.lindows.com/)Linspire(http://www.linspire.com/)MicroSoft2002more(http://linuxtoday.com/news/2004071902626NWMSLL)
Krayon Seidel Softwareservice2002more(http://www.pro-linux.de/news/2002/3854.html)
Mozilla: PhoenixFireBirdPhoenix Technologies2002more(http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/32935)
Mozilla: FireBirdFireFox(http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/)Firebird Project(http://www.firebirdsql.org/)2003more(http://www.ibphoenix.com/main.nfs?a=ibphoenix&page=ibp_Mozilla3)
SkrobelixSkroblin GmbH(http://www.skroblin.net)Asterix and Obelix2003more
Linux GFvG2003more(http://www.pro-linux.de/news/2003/5403.html)
LinuxGazette (NET)(http://www.linuxgazette.net/) LinuxGazette (SSC)(http://www.linuxgazette.com/)2003more(http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/12/07/1418228)
FreeCraft WarCraft II (Blizzard)2003more(http://home.mayn.de/comrad/?news=842)
MobICQJimm(http://jimm.sourceforge.net/)AOL2004more(http://heise.de/newsticker/meldung/44189)
XAMPP (Apache)(http://www.apache.org/) N.N.2004more(http://www.heise.de/newsticker/data/anw-03.02.04-006/)
eMule, eDonkey N.N.2004more(http://heise.de/newsticker/meldung/44545)
Mandrake Hearst Holdings2004more(http://www.weblmi.com/news_store/2004_02_16_Mandrake_devra_chang_47/News_view)
wxWindowswxWidgets(http://www.wxwidgets.org/)Microsoft2004more(http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/44891)
(http://www.linux.org.au/)Linux Australia Inc. Linux Australia Pty Ltd.2004more(http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/software/0,2000061733,39155848,00.htm)
Tux Tux LLC2004more(http://www.pro-linux.de/news/2004/7204.html)

This survey is not yet representative (centered to German cases). There are probably other cases. Is this survey the tip of the iceberg? Some cases just don't become public, because of certain lawyer strategies. If there is a case missing above, please send me a note.

Werner Heuser <wehe_at_tuxmobil.org>


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