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From Gus Heck <>
Subject Re: [ANTidote] possibly needs to be renamed!
Date Thu, 16 Oct 2003 15:52:22 GMT
I don't know much about trademark law, but doesn't it matter if their 
trademark precedes our usage? I'm pretty sure I can't declare "Red" to 
be my trademark and then tell certain linux distributors that they must 
cease associating their product with mine... can I?


Christoph Wilhelms wrote:

>Hi all!
>I just want to tell you, that the President of the company "Druide"
> Eric Brunelle infomed me, that his company own the (not shure
>if just French or international) trademarks for the name "Antidote" in
>relation to computer software products. If I understand correctly the purpose of
>this software ( it is a spellchecking and thesaurus
>software for general purpose and has nothing in common with our "ANTidote".
>I proposed to let everything like it is, linking his URL from out Antidote
>project page to redirect the users of the other Antidote...
>Anyways: If we have to rename it, I propose to use a simple and gereic name
>like "Ant GUI".
>Additionally: Renaming sounds like a "not too bad" idea, because I found
>(using Google) some virus detection programs called "Antidote"...

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