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Ruling Puts Microsoft's 'Windows' Trademark at Risk

eWeek - February 11, 2004

By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
Robert Andris was quoted throughout the article:

Robert Andris, a partner and trademark specialist at the Redwood City, Calif., law firm of Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley LLP explained that in the Ninth District Court normally an appeal wouldn’t be heard until after the case is over. This time though the judge is giving Microsoft a chance to appeal his decision. The court will then decide whether to fast track Microsoft’s appeal or to let it wait until the trial’s end.

In that event, where the jury to find for Lindows because it decided that ‘windows’ was historically a generic term for computer GUIs, Andris said, “it would appear that Microsoft would be at risk of losing its Windows trademark all together.