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  • From: Kay Michael <Michael.Kay@icl.com>
  • To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 09:58:41 +0100

> In the US, someone can copyright code, but not the idea or 
> acronym. They can't protect the acronym unless they register it as a 
> trademark (e.g., Sun's JDBC).

In the UK, you can protect an unregistered trademark if you can prove that
people have been misled into buying your rival's product when they thought
they were buying yours. But I'd have to be a very greedy lawyer to suggest
such a course of action...

Mike Kay
[this is not legal or professional advice]


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