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Legal: Torvalds Asked to Step Into Linux Trademark Fight
Posted Aug 12, 2004 - 05:32 AM
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"Linus Torvalds has been called on to help an Australian open-source advocate in a battle to stop local companies from trying to trademark the word 'Linux.'

...'It's been proven for America, and now we need to do the same for Australia because, obviously, the word Linux has been used in Australia by different people than use it in the U.S.,' said Jeremy Malcom, a lawyer representing Linux Australia.

Linux Australia Inc. entered the debate originally as an attempt to protect its own name, after a South Australian company applied to register it as a trademark."

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