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    Apple 'Launchpad' trademark infringement.

    One of the announcements for the new Mac OS X Lion is a program called Launchpad. It is basically a watered down Unity, so nothing that exciting.

    What is worrying, though, is the use of the name 'Launchpad', which is a registered trademark of Canonical Ltd.

    There has been a bug posted about this on Launchpad.

    What do you people think of this?
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    Re: Apple 'Launchpad' trademark infringement.

    I was mentioning this at work today. Wonder what will happen.

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    Re: Apple 'Launchpad' trademark infringement.

    Knowing Apple, they'll sue Canonical for using it.

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    Re: Apple 'Launchpad' trademark infringement.

    As Apple have not released it yet they are not in breach of anything. Also the Apple Launchpad from what I have briefly read is just a "launching" icon the Application as such is OSX so it may not be a breach but thats up to the Legal Boffins.
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    Re: Apple 'Launchpad' trademark infringement.

    Cisco IOS <----> Apple IOS

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    Re: Apple 'Launchpad' trademark infringement.

    No one made a fuss about this.

    Oh right, it's Apple. Kill it with fire.
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    Re: Apple 'Launchpad' trademark infringement.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ctrl-Alt-F1 View Post
    Knowing Apple, they'll sue Canonical for using it.


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    Re: Apple 'Launchpad' trademark infringement.

    The final name will be iLaunchpad

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    Re: Apple 'Launchpad' trademark infringement.

    Quote Originally Posted by FuturePilot View Post
    No one made a fuss about this.

    Oh right, it's Apple. Kill it with fire.
    Because the one is a whatever program no-one has heard of.
    The other one is an "amazing" new feature of an up-coming major OS update.
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    Re: Apple 'Launchpad' trademark infringement.

    Quote Originally Posted by spupy View Post
    Because the one is a whatever program no-one has heard of.
    I disagree. It's included on just about every single SanDisk (and perhaps others) flash drive.
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