Lindows Loses Early MS Battle in NetherlandsBy Steven Vaughan-Nichols | Posted 2004-02-01 Email Print
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An Amsterdam court grants Microsoft a preliminary injunction that forbids the company or its resellers from selling Lindows in the Netherlands.
A Netherlands judge last week granted Microsoft Corp. a preliminary injunction against desktop Linux vendor Lindows.com Inc. and its resellers. The decision by the Amsterdam District Court "orders Lindows.com within eight days of service of this judgment to cease and desist from the infringement of the WINDOWS trademark by using the signs "Lindows", "Lindows.com" and/or "LindowsOS."
The court then specified that Lindows could not be sold; Lindows.com's resellers would have eight days to return Lindows software they had on hand to Lindows.com and to remove Lindows from any machines they might have installed on it.
Michael Robertson, CEO of San Diego-based Lindows.com, told eWEEK.com: "We're translating the full judgment now, but the essence of the judgment is that it bars us from selling LindowsOS in the Netherlands. We will appeal."